apropos of nothing


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apropos of nothing

Of an action or something said, for no reason or with no relation to the immediate conversation, as of a non-sequitur. We were talking about our weekend plans when Ed asked, apropos of nothing, if we could show him how to sew a button.
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apropos of nothing

having no relevance to any previous discussion or situation.
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A dog, apropos of nothing, gets dragged helplessly across the screen by an old man with a walker.
At some point in the film, the announcer-possessed of a tooth-rattling basso profundo usually reserved for more elevated art forms such as NFL highlight reels--proclaimed, apropos of nothing, that "Chicago ain't no sissy town
Apropos of nothing - my favourite palindrome is Adam's first words to Eve in the Garden of Eden - "Madam, I'm Adam".
Bolton also played to the far right crowd in Florida when in May 2002, apropos of nothing, he said Castro had "at least a limited offensive biological warfare research and development effort" and had "provided dual-use biotechnology to other rogue states.
No doubt attributable to the fresh upsurge Of bile at revisiting this, and apropos of nothing at all, the questing reader is referred to Gore Vidal's 1968 satirical novel Myra Breckinridge, in particular the judicial/anatomical References--We'll categorize this as "History of Jurisprudence, Puerile Humour Division".
Consider it apropos of nothing, or consider it a sign of things to come.
In the Cat Fight, on this month's cover of Emerging Infectious Diseases, bellicose cats, frozen in time, apropos of nothing, engage the spectator through pity and terror.
Apropos of nothing, he proclaimed, "Jesus is strong.
He said apropos of nothing in particular that he is thinking of switching his inflation target from the long-running Retail Prices Index (but without mortgage interest) to the Harmonised Index of Consumer Prices, or HICP (pronounced 'hiccup').
Going for scabrous comedy, he falls flat, as when he clumsily undertook the eminently reasonable idea of giving Manet's Olympia a race reversal, or when, apropos of nothing, he named his 1964 takeoff on David's portrait of Napoleon in the National Gallery The Greatest Homosexual.
Louis declares, apropos of nothing, that "nipples are called nipples because it looks as if someone's nipped you twice".
Now I am dancing the third dance apropos of nothing, dancing no longer for the happy life or a place in this world, dancing in the dark now, I see the motorcycle rusted, covered with snow - where is its rider, and where is the writer of poems, the young executive, the good wife?
he asked, apropos of nothing as our tour of the prison was winding down.
midwife On the night of winter's first snowstorm The ambulance was already waiting out front It was 90 degrees at 9 PM, no breeze, and the ambulance driver Said: "It's going to be a McSorley's night," apropos of nothing.
When, for example, a reader wrote in with a question about the musical, "Carrie," Spy replied, apropos of nothing "We missed Carrie-we were seeing a Bucks County dinner-theater production of Moose Murders that night.