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  • Papa continued, "First, by not creating at all, these questions would be moot.†   (source)
  • As soon as he saw me approaching with the toboggan, my plan became moot.†   (source)
  • In Fatimah's case the point was moot, for she was born a Hakim and married a Hakim, a close relative.†   (source)
  • I smell either blood or rust and wonder briefly if I've destroyed my teeth before realizing the point is in serious danger of becoming moot--I'm balanced perilously on the edge of the doorway with my right leg pointed at the undercarriage.†   (source)
  • And it's a moot point now.†   (source)
  • You'd be dead, so the forgiveness would be a moot point."†   (source)
  • His purpose in all this was to make anything Paquette could go after in his cross moot.†   (source)
  • The Thain was the master of the Shire-moot, and captain of the Shire-muster and the Hobbitry-in-arms, but as muster and moot were only held in times of emergency, which no longer occurred, the Thainship had ceased to be more than a nominal dignity.†   (source)
  • After all, I had only seven months before I turned eighteen, when all of this would be a moot point anyway.†   (source)
  • And if they did know more than they should, they hadn't damaged him, so the point was moot.†   (source)
  • Besides, I told myself, this was all likely a moot point.†   (source)
  • Lieutenant Awn raised one gloved hand, gesturing toward the mootness of Lieutenant Issaaia's point.†   (source)
  • Anyway, it was all moot—because without a tape, there was no proof of the exchanges between Blane and Santorelli.†   (source)
  • Sixty years ago, this one might well have won the favor of the moot, Aeron thought, but his hour is long past.†   (source)
  • We don bonnets to protect our fair complexions from the threat of freckles, though it is, of course, a moot point for me.†   (source)
  • The questions of whether black men would fight for the Confederacy and whether white soldiers would accept them became moot; before the experiment could be tried, the war was over.†   (source)
  • "The SAPL is moot," Admiral Kinyon said as Tyler bent over, holding his knees and panting.†   (source)
  • This Mrs. Hodge is clomben on the staire, And litel weneth that she moot descenden; But alday faileth thing that fooles wenden!†   (source)
  • may render our actions moot
  • So isn't the treaty sort of moot, anyhow?†   (source)
  • Without the belief in what awaited each of them, all other hope was moot.†   (source)
  • There are still some words to speak before the Moot really begins.†   (source)
  • But we have to assume it can be, or all of this is all moot, as you say.†   (source)
  • I'll never put you in danger again, so it's a moot point.†   (source)
  • He says he has already made up his mind and does not need to remain at the Moot.†   (source)
  • And then late in the afternoon in the third day of their moot, the Ents suddenly blew up.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • This may all be moot.†   (source)
  • Moot at this point.†   (source)
  • I had five—my rationale being that my body, up until three weeks ago, wasn't worth much more than being a canvas for my art; plus the threat of getting AIDS from a dirty needle was obviously a moot point.†   (source)
  • "Moot point," he reminded me.†   (source)
  • ", but as we have no bats or balls, it's a moot point, and grumbling, they are forced to settle for croquet.†   (source)
  • Frankly, I do not care whether it is I have dined on snails or I shall dine on snails, as I do not intend ever to allow a snail past my lips and so the entire lesson is moot.†   (source)
  • The hobbits could see that Bregalad was now listening intently, although to them, down in the dell of his ent-house, the sound of the Moot was faint.†   (source)
  • We have finished the first stage now; but I have still got to explain things again to those that live a long way off, far from Isengard, and those that I could not get round to before the Moot, and after that we shall have to decide what to do.†   (source)
  • Come, join the Moot!†   (source)
  • Most of the time they sat silent under the shelter of the bank; for the wind was colder, and the clouds closer and greyer; there was little sunshine, and in the distance the voices of the Ents at the Moot still rose and fell, sometimes loud and strong, sometimes low and sad, sometimes quickening, sometimes slow and solemn as a dirge.†   (source)
  • Moot, troot, trourourout, troutourourout.†   (source)
  • When the creation of man was first mooted and when, even at that stage, the Enemy freely confessed that he foresaw a certain episode about a cross, Our Father very naturally sought an interview and asked for an explanation.†   (source)
  • Rieux knew that desperate solutions had been mooted, such as throwing the corpses into the sea, and a picture had risen before him of hideous jetsam lolling in the shallows under the cliffs.†   (source)
  • If you can suggest another way of settling moot points, except by personal combat, I will be glad to try it.†   (source)
  • "Because Lancelot is stronger than others, and always stands for the Queen, it does not mean that the Queen is always in the right" "I am sure it doesn't But then, you see, moot points have to be settled somehow, once they get thrust upon us.†   (source)
  • He guessed that something bearing on himself had been either discussed or mooted.†   (source)
  • Cowboy Golf In the whirl of the succeeding days it was a mooted question whether Madeline's guests or her cowboys or herself got the keenest enjoyment out of the flying time.†   (source)
  • First: The uncertain, unsettled condition of this science of Cetology is in the very vestibule attested by the fact, that in some quarters it still remains a moot point whether a whale be a fish.†   (source)
  • She declines to enter on the question, mooted by the maid, how the spot comes to be there, and not in her room (which is nearer to Sir Leicester's), but staunchly declares that on the spot she will remain.†   (source)
  • Not so, however, with the disciple of Linnaeus, during the momentous period that it remained a mooted point at the tribunal of his better judgment, whether the stout descendants of the squatter were not likely to dispute his right to traverse the prairie in freedom.†   (source)
  • The singular felicity, with which Ishmael had contrived to shift the responsibility of all that had passed, from his own shoulders to those of his prisoners, backed as it was by circumstances that hardly admitted of a very philosophical examination of any mooted point in ethics, was sufficiently embarrassing to the several individuals, who were so unexpectedly required to answer for a conduct which, in their simplicity, they had deemed so meritorious.†   (source)
  • …look-outs at the mast-heads of the whaleships, now penetrating even through Behring's straits, and into the remotest secret drawers and lockers of the world; and the thousand harpoons and lances darted along all continental coasts; the moot point is, whether Leviathan can long endure so wide a chase, and so remorseless a havoc; whether he must not at last be exterminated from the waters, and the last whale, like the last man, smoke his last pipe, and then himself evaporate in the…†   (source)
  • It is a moot point whether Tom-all-Alone's be uglier by day or by night, but on the argument that the more that is seen of it the more shocking it must be, and that no part of it left to the imagination is at all likely to be made so bad as the reality, day carries it.†   (source)
  • Whether to admit Hercules among us or not, concerning this I long remained dubious: for though according to the Greek mythologies, that antique Crockett and Kit Carson—that brawny doer of rejoicing good deeds, was swallowed down and thrown up by a whale; still, whether that strictly makes a whaleman of him, that might be mooted.†   (source)
  • —The moot point is did he forget it, J. J. O'Molloy said quietly, turning a horseshoe paperweight.†   (source)
  • What he wanted to ascertain was why that ship ran bang against the only rock in Galway bay when the Galway harbour scheme was mooted by a Mr Worthington or some name like that, eh?†   (source)
  • Also, without being actually positive, it struck him a great field was to be opened up in the line of opening up new routes to keep pace with the times apropos of the Fishguard-Rosslare route which, it was mooted, was once more on the tapis in the circumlocution departments with the usual quantity of red tape and dillydallying of effete fogeydom and dunderheads generally.†   (source)
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