What does apt mean?

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  1. Suitable; appropriate; fit or fitted; suited.
  2. (of persons or things) Having a habitual tendency; habitually liable or likely; disposed towards.
  3. Ready; especially fitted or qualified (to do something); quick to learn; prompt; expert
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I have the same diffidence in my feelings that most public speakers have, and am apt to think that others can speak better and more edifying than I can.
This tree, if unprotected, is apt to be stripped of its leaves by a leaf-cutting ant.
For the Caput mortuum is apt to be furnished with a Venter vivus, or, as we may say, a lively appetite.
Farm labourers are apt to turn back from their work and go to bed on meeting a car-handed neighbour, he says.
Old soldiers, I know not why, seem to be more accostable than old sailors. One is apt to hear a growl beneath the smoothest courtesy of the latter.
Some clever person came up with the apt name of little John for a suitably shaped container for those who were caught short.

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