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The Count of Monte Cristo
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  • But on this occasion the precaution was superfluous, and everything proceeded with the utmost smoothness and politeness.
  • "Sir," said she, "it is superfluous for me to tell you that Valentine’s marriage is broken off, since it was here that the affair was concluded."
  • From the same drawer she took a man’s complete costume, from the boots to the coat, and a provision of linen, where there was nothing superfluous, but every requisite.
  • "— "Oh," said Monte Cristo "it would be quite superfluous for you to tell me, for I already know it."

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

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