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superfluous
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • They considered knowledge superfluous and judgment inessential.
  • The rooms contained no superfluous furniture or people.
  • She faced, with the same look of detachment, a succession of men who went in and out of her office with over hurried steps and hands fumbling in superfluous gestures.
  • She could not identify the emotion that softened the lines of Galt’s face: it had the quality of a smile, of gentleness, of pain, and of something greater that seemed to make these concepts superfluous.
  • He sat down in front of the desk, not waiting for an invitation; he carried a briefcase, which he placed across his knees; he acted as if words were superfluous, since his reappearance in this office had made everything clear.
  • There were no superfluous objects, but she noticed a small canvas by a great master of the Renaissance, worth a fortune, she noticed an Oriental rug of a texture and color that belonged under glass in a museum.
  • Morality is superfluous.
  • I want him back-she said softly, in answer to the accusation that there was no reason for so great an impatience…… I want him back —she said pleadingly, in answer to the cold reminder that her answer did not balance the judge’s scale…… I want him back!-she cried defiantly, fighting not to drop’ the one superfluous, protective word in that sentence.
  • She had never experienced the pleasure of motion, of walking as if her feet had no weight to carry, as if the support of the cane in her hand were merely a superfluous touch of elegance, the pleasure of feeling her steps trace swift, straight lines, of sensing the faultless, spontaneous precision of her gestures-as she experienced it while placing their food on the table in front of the two men.

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

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