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The Brothers Karamazov
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extraneous
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • I insulted him on a perfectly extraneous pretext, jeering at his opinion upon an important public event—it was in the year 1826(5)—and my jeer was, so people said, clever and effective.

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  • She has a tendency to get distracted by extraneous details.
  • an issue extraneous to the debate

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