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germane

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Definition appropriate or relevant to the matter at hand
  • Any sound that was not germane to the night would make them alert.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • "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
  • Can it possibly be germane?
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Appraisals often contain germane facts, Professor.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • 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
  • 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
  • "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
  • ...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 II
  • ...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
  • They answered the phone on the first ring, scanned the headlines, limited their conversations to whatever was most germane, and generally spent their days in pursuit of the second hand.
    Amor Towles  --  A Gentleman in Moscow

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