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Anna Karenina
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  • "Come now, let us talk of you," she added, tossing her head, as though she would physically shake off something superfluous oppressing her.
  • Her husband was simply a superfluous and tiresome person.
  • He doesn’t understand that I’m your wife, that he’s outside, that he’s superfluous.
  • She did not say what she had said the evening before to her lover, that he was her husband, and her husband was superfluous; she did not even think that.
  • Many of his old ideas seemed to him superfluous and extreme, but many blanks became distinct to him when he reviewed the whole thing in his memory.
  • They assumed an air of fully comprehending the import and force of the situation, of accepting and even approving of it, but of considering it superfluous and uncalled for to put all this into words.
  • It seemed to him something extraneous, superfluous, to which he could not accustom himself.
  • He would have liked to interrupt Metrov, to explain his own thought, which in his opinion would have rendered further exposition of Metrov’s theories superfluous.
  • He recognized that the newspapers published a great deal that was superfluous and exaggerated, with the sole aim of attracting attention and outbidding one another.
  • "I sometimes feel sorry I’m so superfluous here," said Anna, going out of the nursery and holding up her skirt so as to escape the plaything standing in the doorway.
  • He was rather vexed at the non-arrival of the old prince, whom he liked more and more the more he saw of him, and also at the arrival of this Vassenka Veslovsky, a quite uncongenial and superfluous person.
  • He seemed to him still more uncongenial and superfluous when, on approaching the steps where the whole party, children and grown-up, were gathered together in much excitement, Levin saw Vassenka Veslovsky, with a particularly warm and gallant air, kissing Kitty’s hand.

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  • Everyone liked the idea. The arguments I prepared to support it were superfluous.

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