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Once I was accepted in college, high school work seemed inconsequential.
  unimportant (not consequential)
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inconsequential inconsequentiality inconsequentially
Standard prefix:  in- at the beginning of a word often means "not" as in incorrect or independent. So, inconsequential means not consequential.
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  • Once I was accepted in college, high school work seemed inconsequential.
  • I’m spending a lot of time on it. Although the impact on my grade is inconsequential, I find the assignment fascinating.
  • What I meant to say is that when I was a girl in Blundermeecen, I sat on this sofa and spoke with my grandmother about inconsequential things well into the gloom of the evening.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • Because I worked among rich and famous athletes, I convinced myself that my needs were realistic, my greed inconsequential compared to theirs.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie

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  • Food was a relatively cheap but not inconsequential expense; Generose bought her rice in bulk, in large, fifty-pound plastic sacks from the DeKalb County farmers’ market, just down the road.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • In fact, all I’d done with Derek—the best of it, and the worst of it—became instantly inconsequential.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • He recounted everything that he could recall, down to the minutest and most inconsequential observation, proud of the information that he had gathered.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • He never made me feel dismissed or inconsequential.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • I saw so clearly that I was inconsequential to her.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • He thought they were stupid, inconsequential, irritating.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl

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  • My days are inconsequential, comprising simple moments and even simpler pleasures.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • The other injuries were serious but inconsequential; he could manage those.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Because Cairnholm was too distant and too inconsequential to justify the cost of running power lines from the mainland, foul-smelling diesel generators buzzed on every corner like angry wasps, harmonizing with the growl of tractors, the island’s only vehicular traffic.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • From Gabby’s spot on the boat, they looked small and inconsequential as they drifted over the water.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • And though I never thought I would desire such a set of sensations for myself, in the days and weeks after she was gone from my house, in those cycles that seemed to pass like fast-turning epochs, as if I were some inconsequential rock hurtling past the warm blue sphere of human time and history, yet unseen and unknown, I finally wished I might remain in the sickness I was developing when I was sure Sunny was about to be a mother.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • The pencil itself is inconsequential.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Maybe her minor little inconsequential glitches—her "brain jumping the track," as she thought of it—would have disappeared on their own.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Since it is rather inconsequential whether a public school teacher agrees with a dictum passed down from his superintendent or not, my only recourse is to answer you without regard to our positions.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The first time, one afternoon, after some inconsequential talk from him about tennis and the shoes I had asked for, I drove to his flat and blew my horn.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Possibly, he said, just possibly a split second’s distress—discomfort rather—but as brief and as inconsequential as a hiccup.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I murmured something inconsequential and looked around the hall.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • —The King won’t be coming today, so your tardiness is inconsequential.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • But before I do, I wonder at how frail and inconsequential my mother has become.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • And I am someone who does not let inconsequential things like boys and near-death experiences stop her.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • They chat idly for a while in hushed voices of small, inconsequential things, one’s breath warming the other’s face.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • She seemed to find him suitable as an inconsequential companion for an occasional, inconsequential evening.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • This—this—game you two play, where you tell each other secrets but keep them from me like I’m too inconsequential or stupid or weak to handle them.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • She crossed her arms and braced for another inconsequential detail in which others invested meaning.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • I forced myself to concentrate on the logic problems, but somehow they seemed inconsequential to me.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • And then one tiny, inconsequential thing had gone wrong.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • I had expected to see Sherlock Holmes impatient under this rambling and inconsequential narrative, but, on the contrary, he had listened with the greatest concentration of attention.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Ian and Doc murmured in quiet voices about inconsequential things, mostly Ian catching Doc up on what was going on in the caves.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • He could engross himself in an inconsequential task for hours without growing restless or bored, as oblivious to fatigue as the stump of a tree, and almost as taciturn.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The dark gray eyes were direct and disturbing, as if they cut through things, throwing the inconsequential out of the way.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • His broad back still ached from the corporal mortification he had endured earlier today, and yet the pain was inconsequential compared with the anguish of his life before Opus Dei had saved him.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • His arms were folded, now, and he seemed of a piece with the split-rail fence behind him-numb, brown and inconsequential.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • She sat down and tried to talk of inconsequential things, but the thoughts of Tara and a possible defeat by the Yankees prodded cruelly.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • The judge presiding was inconsequential to him: someone who would rubber-stamp this process and turn it over to the court where Jordan would have to put on his dog-and-pony show.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Soon all physical discomforts would be inconsequential.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • I felt so injured by the inconsequential nature of this charge, that it gave me courage to be grave.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Starting with that night the dull, inconsequential battles began again and would go on until dawn.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • For ten seconds let us regard with discreet scrutiny some inconsequential object in the other direction.
    O. Henry  --  The Gift of the Maji
  • I knew it would happen when he went to New York… She looked up, very bright-eyed and trying to talk inconsequentially.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • They chatted about other, inconsequential happenings and then bade each other farewell.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Mother was bustling about the living room, Father was practising his violin and I was sitting in an armchair reading, when some inconsequential programme was suddenly interrupted and a voice said that an announcement of the utmost importance was about to be made.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • The man was nothing: a tiny, inconsequential nothing.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • As this date grew ever nearer, the pressures on myself, though of an altogether more humble nature than those mounting on his lordship, were nevertheless not inconsequential.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • They were tiny things, inconsequential things.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • But after eighteen years of Gogol, two months of Nikhil feel scant, inconsequential.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Why had it taken so long to see that what it really said was "What you like is bad, or at least inconsequential."
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
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