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apropos (prep) with reference to.

The expression, 'apropos' is used when a reference is made to some event, some statement made by others, etc.. 'Apropos your letter of the 15th March,' means, with reference to your letter of that date. When you want to refer to observations made by the President, you say, 'apropos the remarks of the President.'

  • Apropos the speaker's comment that education makes people cultured, I can show a number of highly educated people who lack the basics of manners and courtesy.
  • Apropos the lawyer's plea for leniency towards the convicted person in the murder case, Judge Hogan observed that severe punishment is appropriate in the case to act as a deterrent.
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