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Any sound that was not germane to the night would make them alert.
John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  appropriate or relevant to the matter at hand
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  • Any sound that was not germane to the night would make them alert.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • Blomkvist had inspected the negatives and decided that close-ups of cute children’s faces or pictures of a painter appearing on stage were simply not germane to his objective.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • "Don’t be surprised at that," returned the musician; "for with the callow poets of our day the way is for every one to write as he pleases and pilfer where he chooses, whether it be germane to the matter or not, and now-a-days there is no piece of silliness they can sing or write that is not set down to poetic licence."
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Can it possibly be germane?
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion

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  • Not he alone shall suffer what wit can make heavy and vengeance bitter; but those that are germane to him, though removed fifty times, shall all come under the hangman: which, though it be great pity, yet it is necessary.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • Appraisals often contain germane facts, Professor.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • "It is germane to the case that Advokat Palmgren was until his illness Lisbeth Salander’s guardian."
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • …Fortuned, happened, Forward, vanguard, Forwowmded, sorely wounded, Free, noble, Freshed, Froward, away from, Gad, wedge or spike of iron, Gainest, readiest, Gar, cause, Gart, compelled, Gentily, like a gentleman, Gerfalcon, a fine hawk, Germane, closely allied, Gest, deed, story, Gisarm, halberd, battle-axe, Glaive, sword, Glasting, barking, Glatisant, barking, yelping, Gobbets, lumps, Graithed, made ready, Gree, degree, superiority, Greed, pp., pleased, content, Grescs, steps,…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • …Fortuned, happened, Forward, vanguard, Forwowmded, sorely wounded, Free, noble, Freshed, Froward, away from, Gad, wedge or spike of iron, Gainest, readiest, Gar, cause, Gart, compelled, Gentily, like a gentleman, Gerfalcon, a fine hawk, Germane, closely allied, Gest, deed, story, Gisarm, halberd, battle-axe, Glaive, sword, Glasting, barking, Glatisant, barking, yelping, Gobbets, lumps, Graithed, made ready, Gree, degree, superiority, Greed, pp., pleased, content, Grescs, steps,…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I
  • …Fortuned, happened, Forward, vanguard, Forwowmded, sorely wounded, Free, noble, Freshed, Froward, away from, Gad, wedge or spike of iron, Gainest, readiest, Gar, cause, Gart, compelled, Gentily, like a gentleman, Gerfalcon, a fine hawk, Germane, closely allied, Gest, deed, story, Gisarm, halberd, battle-axe, Glaive, sword, Glasting, barking, Glatisant, barking, yelping, Gobbets, lumps, Graithed, made ready, Gree, degree, superiority, Greed, pp., pleased, content, Grescs, steps,…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II

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  • he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue
  • vengeance bitter; but those that are germane to him, though
    Shakespeare, William  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • He, too, growled, savagely, terribly, voicing the fear that is to life germane and that lies twisted about life’s deepest roots.
    London, Jack  --  Love of Life And Other Stories
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Associated words [difficulty]:   germane [8]
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