Usage examples for apt

  1. Young people are apt to get above their business, and we admit that we were wrong. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  2. There seemed no end to Patsie's powers of apt description. – The Head Girl at the Gables by Angela Brazil
  3. He was apt to say a word or two about her and not answer the next question which was put to him, and presently go silently away,- but to- day Mrs. Graham had important business in hand. – A Country Doctor and Selected Stories and Sketches by Sarah Orne Jewett
  4. Unless there is a special demand for a certain subject, that subject is apt to become a thing of the past, both in theory and practice. – The Golden Canyon Contents: The Golden Canyon; The Stone Chest by G. A. Henty
  5. We hold that all of us are apt to think most of ourselves on such occasions. – The Monikins by J. Fenimore Cooper
  6. Besides, you're apt to get hurt. – Man to Man by Jackson Gregory
  7. All that I or Mowbray had mentioned before Mr. Montenero of my aversion to Fowler, now appeared to be but the dislike which an insane person is apt to take against those about them, even to those who treat them most kindly. – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  8. You are just as apt to spoil them as you would a watch. – The Radio Amateur's Hand Book by A. Frederick Collins
  9. This is very apt to be a big day. – Shelled by an Unseen Foe by James Fiske
  10. Bess was more apt to do things because other people did them. – Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border by Annie Roe Carr
  11. And when you do see them, no matter how many other wonders you may have seen in your time, such sights are rather apt to take your breath away. – The Story of the Amulet by E. Nesbit
  12. Would they be apt to do any thing to harm them? – Sweet Cicely Or Josiah Allen as a Politician by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
  13. Chatty- Chatty who was so gentle, so little apt to take anything upon her, even to judge for herself, was it possible that on this point she was less soft- hearted than her mother? – A Country Gentleman and his Family by Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  14. Patient self- observation may be important, but is apt to be mistaken; and the true test of what we can do is what we do do. – Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) by Alexander Maclaren
  15. " I sha'n't be apt to, thank you. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  16. Their parents are apt to leave them at school as long as possible, because they do not know what to do with them, and probably the teachers do not complain very much, but are ready to put up with these defectives who do not interfere with discipline. – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  17. Green tea is apt to make people nervous, and boys and girls ought not even to know what it is to be nervous. – Advice to a Mother on the Management of her Children by Pye Henry Chavasse
  18. Sailors are apt to be such desperate characters. – Wilt Thou Torchy by Sewell Ford
  19. He closed his eyes as people are apt to do when they think. – New National Fourth Reader by Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes