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moot -- as in: moot question
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  • It’s a moot point.
  • may render our actions moot
  • "Kind of a moot issue," Jalil said wearily. "Since we don’t know how to stay here, how to escape Everworld."
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • "Rather a moot point now, wouldn’t you say?"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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  • And it’s a moot point now.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • You’d be dead, so the forgiveness would be a moot point."
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The questions of whether black men would fight for the Confederacy and whether white soldiers would accept them became moot; before the experiment could be tried, the war was over.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • With no Maps, the point was moot.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • But then, as we made our way around the edge of the big field, my regular bodyguard found me, so it became a moot point.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Historians still debated whether Da Vinci wrote this way simply to amuse himself or to keep people from peering over his shoulder and stealing his ideas, but the point was moot.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code

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  • First: The uncertain, unsettled condition of this science of Cetology is in the very vestibule attested by the fact, that in some quarters it still remains a moot point whether a whale be a fish.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • The Thain was the master of the Shire-moot, and captain of the Shire-muster and the Hobbitry-in-arms, but as muster and moot were only held in times of emergency, which no longer occurred, the Thainship had ceased to be more than a nominal dignity.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • So isn’t the treaty sort of moot, anyhow?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • It was a moot point, regardless: Kasischke and Groom were in such bad shape that going anywhere was out of the question for the time being.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • I smell either blood or rust and wonder briefly if I’ve destroyed my teeth before realizing the point is in serious danger of becoming moot—I’m balanced perilously on the edge of the doorway with my right leg pointed at the undercarriage.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • —The moot point is did he forget it, J. J. O’Molloy said quietly, turning a horseshoe paperweight.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • When the creation of man was first mooted and when, even at that stage, the Enemy freely confessed that he foresaw a certain episode about a cross, Our Father very naturally sought an interview and asked for an explanation.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • After all, I had only seven months before I turned eighteen, when all of this would be a moot point anyway.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • He guessed that something bearing on himself had been either discussed or mooted.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • I couldn’t argue, with the eyes or the motivation, and it was a moot point anyway.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • Besides, I told myself, this was all likely a moot point.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • In Fatimah’s case the point was moot, for she was born a Hakim and married a Hakim, a close relative.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • She declines to enter on the question, mooted by the maid, how the spot comes to be there, and not in her room (which is nearer to Sir Leicester’s), but staunchly declares that on the spot she will remain.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Without the belief in what awaited each of them, all other hope was moot.
    Ted Dekker  --  White: The Great Pursuit
  • As soon as he saw me approaching with the toboggan, my plan became moot.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • His purpose in all this was to make anything Paquette could go after in his cross moot.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • "The SAPL is moot," Admiral Kinyon said as Tyler bent over, holding his knees and panting.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • I’ll never put you in danger again, so it’s a moot point.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • Sixty years ago, this one might well have won the favor of the moot, Aeron thought, but his hour is long past.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Anyway, it was all moot—because without a tape, there was no proof of the exchanges between Blane and Santorelli.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • And if they did know more than they should, they hadn’t damaged him, so the point was moot.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • We don bonnets to protect our fair complexions from the threat of freckles, though it is, of course, a moot point for me.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Cowboy Golf In the whirl of the succeeding days it was a mooted question whether Madeline’s guests or her cowboys or herself got the keenest enjoyment out of the flying time.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • Rieux knew that desperate solutions had been mooted, such as throwing the corpses into the sea, and a picture had risen before him of hideous jetsam lolling in the shallows under the cliffs.
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • If Philadelphia failed to convict him, there would be two more chances; if the city succeeded, the other indictments would be moot, for given the nature of the Pitezel murder, a conviction in Philadelphia would bring a death sentence.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • Not so, however, with the disciple of Linnaeus, during the momentous period that it remained a mooted point at the tribunal of his better judgment, whether the stout descendants of the squatter were not likely to dispute his right to traverse the prairie in freedom.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • "Well, that’s a moot point.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Papa continued, "First, by not creating at all, these questions would be moot.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Moot, troot, trourourout, troutourourout.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • There are still some words to speak before the Moot really begins.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • But we have to assume it can be, or all of this is all moot, as you say.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • This Mrs. Hodge is clomben on the staire, And litel weneth that she moot descenden; But alday faileth thing that fooles wenden!" He looked again at Luke, but for all his gleeful bitterness, he could not mock him.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • "Moot point," he reminded me.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • Moot at this point.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • He says he has already made up his mind and does not need to remain at the Moot.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • The hobbits could see that Bregalad was now listening intently, although to them, down in the dell of his ent-house, the sound of the Moot was faint.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Come, join the Moot!
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • We have finished the first stage now; but I have still got to explain things again to those that live a long way off, far from Isengard, and those that I could not get round to before the Moot, and after that we shall have to decide what to do.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • The Thain was the master of the Shire-moot, and captain of the Shire-muster and the Hobbitry-in-arms, but as muster and moot were only held in times of emergency, which no longer occurred, the Thainship had ceased to be more than a nominal dignity.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • A small group campaigns for cricket, "just like the boys’ schools!", but as we have no bats or balls, it’s a moot point, and grumbling, they are forced to settle for croquet.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
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