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  • Hannibal makes the usual neat and appropriate Speech previous to killing himself
    Hannibal makes the usual neat and appropriate Speech previous to killing himself
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj appropriative of or relating to or given to the act of taking for yourself
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1850, Michigan's state constitution included the following line: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, unless for the punishment of crime, shall ever be tolerated in this state." This inadvertently legalized slavery as an appropriate punishment for crime. It wasn't until 1963 that the grammar was fixed to outlaw slavery. The change required shifting the comma following "servitude" to the position after "slavery."
    • a Appropriative Appropriating; making, or tending to, appropriation; as, an appropriative act.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It is only appropriate to fly the US flag upside down in emergencies. It means "Help Me, I am in Trouble!"
    • appropriative Appropriating; making appropriation; having the power, tendency, or capability of appropriating.
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  • Henry James
    “To criticize is to appreciate, to appropriate, to take intellectual possession, to establish in fine a relation with the criticized thing and to make it one's own.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
    “When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.”
  • Ida P. Rolf
    Ida P. Rolf
    “Form and function are a unity, two sides of one coin. In order to enhance function, appropriate form must exist or be created.”
  • William Randolph Hearst
    William Randolph Hearst
    “In suggesting gifts: Money is appropriate, and one size fits all.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “By necessity, by proclivity, and by delight, we all quote. In fact it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.”
  • Emile Durkheim
    “Too cheerful a morality is a loose morality; it is appropriate only to decadent peoples and is found only among them.”


In literature:

It was formerly appropriated to the king and court.
"Paris: With Pen and Pencil" by David W. Bartlett
The West heartily favored internal improvements, the appropriation of federal funds for highways, canals, and railways.
"History of the United States" by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
Is the expression appropriate here?
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
Sibthorp acted as long-stop, and the rest found appropriate situations.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
Their training required severity, and all the severity employed by God brought forth at last its appropriate fruits.
"Companion to the Bible" by E. P. Barrows
Sufferers from aphasia continue to use appropriate gestures after their words have become uncontrollable.
"Sign Language Among North American Indians Compared With That Among Other Peoples And Deaf-Mutes" by Garrick Mallery
The trappings of Dignity were to be rigidly put off, and Innocence courted with appropriate mockery.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
It is appropriate in certain forms of public prayer and Bible reading.
"Talks on Talking" by Grenville Kleiser
The very organization of the home must prepare for civic duty by laying upon all appropriate duties and activities.
"Religious Education in the Family" by Henry F. Cope
In introducing a person give him his appropriate title.
"Our Deportment" by John H. Young
I never witnessed a finer proportioned or a more appropriately ornamented room.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Three" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Most important of these was the appropriation of benefices to their use.
"Medieval English Nunneries c. 1275 to 1535" by Eileen Edna Power
Happiness means the expression of the active tendencies of a self in their appropriate objects.
"Ethics" by John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
Appropriations are ordinarily granted for one year; in special cases they may be granted for a longer period.
"And the Kaiser abdicates" by S. Miles Bouton
On these occasions President Wilder has made appropriate addresses.
"Sketches of Successful New Hampshire Men" by Various
Appropriate for fish dinner.
"Home Occupations for Boys and Girls" by Bertha Johnston
His language is appropriate, and at times approaches sublimity.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur
Description in appropriate language.
"Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume III (of 4)" by George Grote
This completes, appropriately, the sketch of His reception.
"Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of Matthew" by John Monro Gibson
In 1831 the Legislature made an appropriation of fifty thousand dollars for the construction of a State House.
"Historic Towns of the Western States" by Various

In poetry:

But soon he tires and asks for more,
Appropriate to his age;
So, though a man may higher soar
And greater aims engage
"Undecaying Fruit" by Joseph Horatio Chant
Now returned but I note as more appropriate
To the maturer mood impending thunder
With an indigo sky and the garden hushed except for
The treetops moving.
"June Thunder" by Louis MacNeice
"If he should say 'HOW CAME YOU HERE?'
(The way that YOU began, Sir,)
In such a case your course is clear -
Is the appropriate answer.
"Phantasmagoria Canto II ( Hys Fyve Rules )" by Lewis Carroll
A king might not disdain to wear
The title so appropriate
To one who never sought to share
Exalted station 'mong the great,
Nor cared if on the scroll of fame
Were never traced his worthy name.
"Honest John" by Hattie Howard
Oh Bibbles, black little bitch
I'd never have let you appropriate me, had I known.
I never dreamed, till now, of the awful time the Lord must
have, "owning" humanity.
Especially democratic live-by-love humanity.
"Bibbles" by D H Lawrence

In news:

It is the size of the test object that determines the appropriate path taken on the flow chart.
I phoned in my concern two days ago after calling 311 and being connected with the appropriate department.
Before we completely turn the page on 9/11 and return to daily life in America, it is appropriate to reflect a bit on the ways that terrible event changed us all.
Appropriately for this liturgical season, my graduate seminar has been reading Joseph Ratzinger's great work, Eschatology: Death and Eternal Life.
Senator Tom Harkin Chairman Ranking Member Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education Committee on Appropriations US Senate Washington, DC 20510.
Senator Thad Cochran Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, and Education Committee on Appropriations US Senate Washington, DC 20510.
Suthers said it would be more appropriate for lawmakers to look at raising the compensation limits in lawsuits or expanding the list of claims exempt from immunity.
For the most striking thing about the 2012 election so far — from where I sit — is the complacency among many Democrats who were passionately involved — and appropriately worried — about the vote in 2008.
Appropriate use of painkillers is a complicated issue.
Penn State punishment 'appropriate' in Sandusky scandal.
A congressional report released Wednesday on the $18.8 billion that Congress appropriated for Afghan development says the aid often funds fruitless projects.
AS the Supreme Court prepares to revisit the Miranda decision, in a case to be argued Wednesday, there is something oddly appropriate about the timing.
While managers need not know every button and switch, there are some control panel functions that they should know in order to judge whether important functions are set appropriately.
FLOYD COUNTY — The Floyd County Council approved an additional appropriation of $250,000 to go toward the county parks department's budget beginning Jan 1.
Bucks County has deemed appropriate to place in front of this beautiful structure.

In science:

This demonstrates that the multibeam system is capable of finding faint pulsars and is an appropriate instrument to search for pulsars in the Magellanic Clouds.
Radio Pulsars in the Magellanic Clouds
The aim of this paper is to provide an appropriate generalization of the classical stable one-dimensional L´evy distributions to the random matrix setting.
Free Random Levy Matrices
The corresponding spectral functions are given by appropriate solutions of the quadratic, cubic ( Cardano) or quartic (Ferrari) equations.
Free Random Levy Matrices
T = N a, this restriction achieves the maximal density of vertices, and is plausibly appropriate for strong coupling.
A Six Vertex Model on a Fishnet
In particular we develop an appropriate adaptation of the Bethe ansatz to the diamond lattice.
A Six Vertex Model on a Fishnet
This version of the map is appropriate for ∞ > v ≥ 1/2, for which eiν is a pure phase.
A Six Vertex Model on a Fishnet
For large M, the effect of this hole on the k ’s is small, and it makes sense to expand them around the values appropriate to the Q = P = 0 state, the new set of k ’s differing from the latter by δkj .
A Six Vertex Model on a Fishnet
This raises the possibility that the closed string tachyon can similarly be removed by appropriately shifting to a new ground state.
Bosonic M Theory
Each one of these five groups is an extension of C2 by the appropriate finite simple group.
Finite simple groups and localization
For the cases where NA − NB > 0 ( which can be realized, for example, by an appropriate boundary condition ), standard linear algebra tells us there always exist (NA −NB ) independent zero energy solutions for Eq. (1) with vanishing ψB .
Numerical Replica Limit for the Density Correlation of the Random Dirac Fermion
One is to solve the transport equation with appropriate collision operators, as was developed by Kirk & Schneider (1987, 1988) for relativistic shocks, and by Malkov & V¨olk (1995) for the injection problem.
Application of random walk theory to the first order Fermi acceleration in shock waves
For the burst oscillations, which are highly sinusoidal, it is appropriate to set n = 1.
Oscillations During Thermonuclear X-ray Bursts
Because of the relatively short coherence time of electron or hole spins, non-volatile quantum static memories (Q-SRAMs) are not appropriate; rather, quantum dynamic memories (Q-DRAMs) may be possible if the qubit can be refreshed periodically through refresh cycles.
Prospects for a Quantum Dynamic Random Access Memory (Q-DRAM)
This gauge can be implemented by adding a term −(Dbg µ Aµ )2 to the action and including the appropriate ghosts.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
For most of these calculations the perturbative results of matrix quantum mechanics precisely reproduce classical supergravity interactions between appropriate sources.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory