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apt (1 is freq., but hardly passes into the mod. ‘likely, calculated’; the sense ‘fit, suitable’ is also freq.)
1. ready, prepared, willing Ado II. i. 215, H5 II. ii. 86 “how apt our love was to accord,” Cæs. III. i. 160 “so apt to die.”
2. easily impressed, ready to learn Cor. III. ii. 29, Cæs. V. iii. 68, Ham. I. v. 31 “I find thee apt.”
3. natural Oth. II. i. 299 “'tis apt, and of great credit,” V. ii. 175.
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