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Sample sentences for the GRE study word appropriate

appropriate can be used as a adj
appropriate can be used as a verb

1.A singularly appropriate phrase it proved. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
2.Bumble, halting for an appropriate comparison. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
3.In the need of songs, philosophy, an appropriate native grand-opera. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
4.And your mother has brought on herself a most appropriate punishment. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
5.It was this profound and continual undertone that gave the clergyman his most appropriate power. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
6.Only first exchange that nightcap for some more appropriate covering, or we shall be taken for madmen.. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
7.And I thought it was a ditty rather too dolefully appropriate for a company that had met such cruel losses in the morning. - from Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
8.Yes, but what do you suggest as an appropriate costume for tha. - from A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
9.Sikes could get out a few of the appropriate oaths with which, on similar occasions, he was accustomed to garnish his threats. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
10.Emma could look perfectly unconscious and innocent, and answer in a manner that appropriated nothing. - from Emma by Jane Austen
11.Joe appropriated him, who was a well-to-do cornchandler in the nearest town, and drove his own chaise-cart. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
12.Its two slopes have been appropriated for the monumental hillock. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
13.I cannot describe the delight I felt when I learned the ideas appropriated to each of these sounds and was able to pronounce them. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
14.He appropriated the club as a trophy of his victory, and proceeded on his journey without hinderance until he arrived at the Isthmus of Corinth. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
15.Ultimately the defendants the crew of another ship came up with the whale, struck, killed, seized, and finally appropriated it before the very eyes of the plaintiffs. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
16.My dress it was an easy matter to copy my gait and general manner were, without difficulty, appropriated in spite of his constitutional defect, even my voice did not escape him. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
17.So, she appropriated the greater part of the weekly stipend to her own use, and consigned the rising parochial generation to even a shorter allowance than was originally provided for them. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
18.While she thus appropriates new rights, aspires to be "master," and inscribes "progress" of woman on her flags and banners, the very opposite realises itself with terrible obviousness WOMAN RETROGRADES. - from Beyond Good and Evil by Friedrich Nietzsche

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