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Definition describing an issue or discussion as irrelevant due to another issue or decision


arguable with no clear-cut answer (especially with regard to case law)
  • It's a moot point.
  • may render our actions moot
  • "Kind of a moot issue," Jalil said wearily. "Since we don't know how to stay here, how to escape Everworld."
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • moot = describing an issue or discussion as irrelevant due to another issue or decision
  • that is a moot question
  • "The SAPL is moot," Admiral Kinyon said as Tyler bent over, holding his knees and panting.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • And if they did know more than they should, they hadn't damaged him, so the point was moot.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • Papa continued, "First, by not creating at all, these questions would be moot.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • It was a moot point, regardless: Kasischke and Groom were in such bad shape that going anywhere was out of the question for the time being.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • As soon as he saw me approaching with the toboggan, my plan became moot.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • " "Well, that's a moot point.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • He guessed that something bearing on himself had been either discussed or mooted.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • His purpose in all this was to make anything Paquette could go after in his cross moot.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • With no Maps, the point was moot.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • "Rather a moot point now, wouldn't you say?"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
  • This Mrs. Hodge is clomben on the staire, And litel weneth that she moot descenden; But alday faileth thing that fooles wenden!
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • You'd be dead, so the forgiveness would be a moot point."
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Anyway, it was all moot—because without a tape, there was no proof of the exchanges between Blane and Santorelli.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • But then, as we made our way around the edge of the big field, my regular bodyguard found me, so it became a moot point.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • We don bonnets to protect our fair complexions from the threat of freckles, though it is, of course, a moot point for me.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • I couldn't argue, with the eyes or the motivation, and it was a moot point anyway.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight

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