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  • It is easier to learn things that seem relevant to your life.
  • Shannon tells an interesting story, but it’s not relevant to the decision we have to make.
  • The standing rules of the U.S. Senate require that amendments to appropriations legislation be relevant to the bill.
  •   "Why were you banished?"
      "I think the more relevant question would be: Who banished me?"
      "Okay," said Flora. "Who banished you?"
      "My mother," said William Spiver.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses

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  • It’s an old rule of logic that the competence of a speaker has no relevance to the truth of what he says,
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • I sat in the front of his class entranced as he spoke about the Constitutional Congress and the Federalist Papers, and their relevance to our existence today.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • But, as the Ministry has no authority to punish Hogwarts students for misdemeanors at school, Harry’s behavior there is not relevant to this hearing.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Yes, but it doesn’t matter; it’s not relevant.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • For selected documentation of the relevant regulations protecting human subjects in research, see...
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Attempting to learn who owned the car, the rangers sent out a bulletin over the Teletype to relevant law-enforcement agencies and...
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild

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  • Why is this relevant?
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • I think you’ll find this relevant to our discussion.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • That conversation isn’t relevant to my decision.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • But I simply fail to see the relevance of the subject to a person of my inclinations and ambitions.
    David Almond  --  Kit’s Wilderness
  • We’ll question the relevant staff one at a time.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • But the really relevant date was seven or eight years earlier.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • "I am glad of all details," remarked my friend, "whether they seem to you to be relevant or not."
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • he had but one contribution to make that was relevant to a claim of temporary insanity.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • He now proposed ... certain matters which, on a superficial view, might seem foreign to the case, but actually were highly relevant.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • "Containing all the relevant information," added the Director.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • We were sinking under the wisdom, accuracy, and relevance of Maureen’s last words.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • "There is only one relevant fact at this moment, sir," Vittoria said, "that being that in six hours that device is going to vaporize this entire complex."
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • And even though I loved my sister had accepted her eccentricities I found it hard to listen to detailed descriptions, abstract ambitions, relevant observations, hers and mine.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • You have to observe them while they are discussing something of relevance to their relationship.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • The three of them sat in front of the roaring fire, slowly turning the pages of dusty volumes ... speaking occasionally when they ran across something relevant.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • That’s why the epidemic of suicide in Micronesia is so interesting and potentially relevant to the smoking problem.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • ... the resulting description was flashed out to all relevant agencies.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • He asked me why he should be reconsidering my application, given that the department had already evaluated me. ... "It’s just that they only awarded fifteen of these fellowships nationwide, so I thought it an honor that would be relevant, ..."
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Because when I want something to happen—or not happen—I begin to look at all events and all things as relevant, an opportunity to take or avoid.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • If you determine that he is guilty of something else—of hatred, of assault, of manslaughter, of murder in self-defense, of coldness, of passion, of second-degree murder—none of that will be relevant.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • ...but he didn’t think it was relevant.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • finally he reproached himself for staying so long without having done anything relevant to his own affair.
    Franz Kafka  --  The Trial
  • All this data, I think, is to some degree relevant.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Sometimes, to the exasperation of Major Callendar, he would pass over the one relevant fact in a position, to dwell on the hundred irrelevant.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Nothing that’s strictly relevant.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • He knows that this sort of life, one which is such a proud accomplishment for his own parents, is of no relevance, no interest, to her, that she loves him in spite of it.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • The oppression of the poor, the abuse of the vulnerable, and the redemption that comes with fighting for what is right—what ideas could be more relevant in our dear Haiti?
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • The relevant statistics are attached, and it will be seen that there are still no signs of any unusual development.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • Since the attacks in New York, he would say, every time a crime was committed by a Muslim, that person’s faith was mentioned, regardless of its relevance.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • No, lieutenant, though it hardly seems relevant.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • And your question was relevant.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • I have incomplete data which might be relevant.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • I’m no Martin Luther King but his call to action is as relevant now as it was then,
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • I don’t believe it’s relevant under the circumstances,
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • I wish to inquire what possible relevance the testimony of a Zoo-ology professor can have in this trial.
    Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee  --  Inherit the Wind
  • "While Cooper’s capture is relevant, it’s not the sole reason I’ve asked you here," the Director continued.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • For the past six weeks, all relevant television programs, newspaper reports, and radio broadcasts have been subject to government approval.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Save for the possibly relevant fact that not one of them had a child, four more incongruous characters could not have met together in a room
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
  • His mom and dad wheeled the chair downstairs with Gus still in it, bouncing down crazily in a way that would have been dangerous if danger retained its relevance, and then they left us alone.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • "An intention to kill," he says, "is an essential element in murder; but its existence may be inferred from the relevant circumstances."
    Alan Paton  --  Cry, the Beloved Country
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