From the first day the child sat at his feet and became his disciple, Helose herself was not an apter pupil.
He is apter to say: "Do you carry your own, or will you try mine?"
A sated libertine, in a land where vice is legalized, could not expose his victim with apter words.
The apter he is to smatter, the slower he is in making any advance in his pretences.
I shall find myself slower to learn new lessons, and apter to forget the lessons I have learnt.
It had been apter to describe Coquelin as the French Jefferson.
You will be apter to abuse your inferiors than well to govern them.
The announcement of Siemens and Wheatstone came at an apter time than Hjorth's, and was more conspicuously made.
I can in no apter way describe my employment from May of 1776 to July of the following year.
As a schoolboy he appears to have been an apter pupil of Defoe than of the reverend headmaster of the Norwich academy.
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.