Usage examples for aptness

  1. My murmured compliments on his amazing aptness in the knowledge of Holy Writ were checked by a sudden discovery that my best silver cigarette case had vanished from the table. – War and the Weird by Forbes Phillips R. Thurston Hopkins
  2. I think he has an unusual native aptness for these things, and gains hints and instruction where others would see nothing. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  3. And let them farther know, that I have not always chosen what I most approv'd, but what carries with it the best Stroaks for Imitation: For, upon the whole matter, it was not my Business to judge any farther, than of the Vigour and Force of Thought, of the Purity of Language, of the Aptness and Propriety of Expression; and above all, of the Beauty of Colouring, in which the Poet's Art chiefly consists. – The Art of English Poetry (1708) by Edward Bysshe