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extraneous
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The House of Mirth
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  • The next three days demonstrated to her own complete satisfaction Miss Bart’s ability to manage her affairs without extraneous aid.
  • But when it came to hunting for missing napkins, or helping to decide whether the backstairs needed re-carpeting, Grace’s judgment was certainly sounder than Lily’s: not to mention the fact that the latter resented the smell of beeswax and brown soap, and behaved as though she thought a house ought to keep clean of itself, without extraneous assistance.

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

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