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as in:  collateral evidence

In addition to the fingerprints, there was other collateral evidence.
  accompanying or connected in some way, but less important
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collateral collaterals
Collateral has many reasonably common, but highly diverse senses. Accordingly, it is generally recommended that you just learn the sense (or senses) that currently interest you.
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  • In addition to the fingerprints, there was other collateral evidence.
  • In addition to short-term profitability, we need to consider numerous collateral issues that arise from outsourcing.
  • But as you and Frank have made a little money, I know you’ll never be driven to me again with any interesting propositions of loans and collaterals.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • But Helen’s laugh rang true, as she raised a soapy hand to heaven and swore that never, nowhere and nohow, would she again fall in love with any of the Wilcox family, down to its remotest collaterals.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End

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  • I kept half a dozen membership cards working in the free library and did an immense amount of collateral reading.
    London, Jack  --  John Barleycorn
  • I had ninety pounds a year (exclusive of my house-rent and sundry collateral matters) from my aunt.
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield
  • In his bright radiance and collateral light
    Shakespeare, William  --  All’s Well that End’s Well
  • ...of any collateral or remote branch of your ladyship’s family?
    Dickens, Charles  --  Bleak House
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Associated words [difficulty]:   collateral [5]
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