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[ US /əˈpɔɪntmənt/ ]
[ UK /ɐpˈɔ‍ɪntmənt/ ]
  1. a person who is appointed to a job or position
  2. (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment
    she allocated part of the trust to her church by appointment
  3. a meeting arranged in advance
    she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date
  4. the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed
    he applied for an appointment in the treasury
  5. the act of putting a person into a non-elective position
    the appointment had to be approved by the whole committee
  6. (usually in the plural) furnishings and equipment (especially for a ship or hotel)
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How To Use appointment In A Sentence

  • He would make an appointment with him to straighten out a couple of things.
  • After an exchange of letters, I have finally got my appointment for next week - whoopee, I am still alive to attend it, thank God.
  • We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. Jim Rohn 
  • At every turn I met with disappointment.
  • Whether these positive initiatives will be enough to overcome disappointment on the limited over-all budget reduction will depend on the extent to which the investor is willing to look beyond near-term sluggishness in North American growth. Budget '85 Special Meeting of The Empire Club of Canada
  • I was too much at risk from the smoulder of his irritability, sudden blazes of rage, to see his deep disappointment with life.
  • He came 20th, causing him great disappointment as his objective was no less than outright victory.
  • CJ is certainly more watchable than any of the prequels, but it's a terrible disappointment. The goofiest scene in all the Star Wars movies
  • Man, these people are just too stupid to be trusted with appointments - and too timorous to deserve to a university position from which to dribble out the contents of their weak little minds.
  • This has been done on numerous occasions in the past by the Senate with regard to appointments by governors, and does NOT involve judging "qualifications" (age, citizenship, and inhabitancy) which was limited in Powell v. McCormack. Blago Does All Us A Favor
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