Mr. Ballou was gifted with great logical clearness, aptness, and force.
As we ran towards the main hatch I recognized the aptness of the comparison.
The mention of the Archbishop suggests another of Page's talents—the aptness of his letters of introduction.
I marvelled at its aptness, and also that it should have come to me so pat.
Hence, allegories of this nature, though lacking in aptness, are not necessarily wicked and a source of offense.
There is also an aptness in this selection, which does credit to the 'Patriarch.'
It is possible an aptness for good or evil may be, and often is, inherited from those who have gone before.
The examples given in the story of the aptness of this remark are often very touching.
Madeira patted Steering's shoulder again and laughed again, pleased at his aptness in figuring the thing out.
I don't know how, and I have no aptness for learning that kind of science.
mid-14c., "inclined, disposed;" late 14c., "suited, fitted, adapted," from Old French ate (13c., Modern French apte), or directly from Latin aptus "fit, suited," adjectival use of past participle of *apere "to attach, join, tie to," from PIE root *ap- "to grasp, take, reach" (cf. Sanskrit apnoti "he reaches," Latin apisci "to reach after, attain," Hittite epmi "I seize"). Elliptical sense of "becoming, appropriate" is from 1560s.