apropos of


: with regard to (something) : concerning
"I was always a fantasist," Nicholson says later, apropos of his childhood …Ron Rosenbaum
Her comments about the weather were apropos of nothing. [=did not relate to any previous topic]

Examples of apropos of in a Sentence

apropos of our earlier conversation, here's that file I mentioned
Recent Examples on the Web By the way, apropos of basically nothing, Tesla CEO Elon Musk got into a fender bender outside Snookers during a visit to Providence during his college years at Penn. Brian Amaral, BostonGlobe.com, 31 July 2023 Oreshkin’s missive wasn’t quick enough to preempt at least one outburst apropos of the weak ruble. Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner, 15 Aug. 2023 Le Renzo has a regal affect apropos of the project’s patron. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 6 Aug. 2023 And apropos of nothing, Gal Gadot posted a photo of herself to Instagram in June posing alongside a tall glass of milk, inquiring in the caption if her followers have got any. Emily Kirkpatrick, Glamour, 12 July 2023 Fifteen years after the scandalous events of Night of the Living Dead (1968), filmmaker George A. Romero paints a canvas of colorized, bloody zombies in the most apropos of locations for the pop-culture rich world of the late 1970s: a shopping mall! Steven Thrash, EW.com, 26 Oct. 2022 On Tuesday night, apropos of nothing in particular, two of the network’s marquee prime-time hosts, Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, retreated to their safe space, devoting long opening segments to bashing President Biden. Susan B. Glasser, The New Yorker, 2 Mar. 2023 Gizelle up and asks Candiace at the table, apropos of nothing. Jodi Walker, EW.com, 17 Aug. 2020 Styling is apropos of its fierce performance: the car seems to lean forward in the stance of a pit bull poised to pounce. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 24 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1732, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of apropos of was in 1732

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“Apropos of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apropos%20of. Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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