Webster 1828 Edition
- comparative form of apt: more apt
- 1597 — William Shakespeare, 2 Henry IV, i 1
- Thou tremblest; and the whiteness in thy cheek
Is apter than thy tongue to tell thy errand.
- 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
- [I]t hath been many an honest man's hap to pass for the father of children he never begot; and if your worship should provide for the child, it may make the people the apter to believe […]
- 1844 — Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rappaccini's Daughter
- Would you deign to be my instructress, I should prove an apter scholar than if taught by Signor Rappaccini himself.
- first-person singular present passive subjunctive of aptō