Example sentences for: inapposite

How can you use “inapposite” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • According to the OED , a wellerism is “a form of comparison in which a familiar saying or proverb is identified, often punningly, with what was said by someone in a specified but humorously inapposite situation.”

  • Michael Hoffman, the director and "screenwriter" of the all-star movie called William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream (evidently to distinguish it from Stephen King's A Midsummer Night's Dream ), has wedged the play into a weirdly inapposite setting, has stupidly cut and even more stupidly embellished it, and has miscast it almost to a player.

  • In the particular case of the Dodgers, of course, these lamentations were particularly inapposite, since the team is only in Los Angeles because Walter O'Malley made a coldblooded business decision in 1957 to abandon Brooklyn in favor of the sunnier clime of Chavez Ravine.


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