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negligible

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Definition so small as to be not worth considering
  • The effect was negligible.
  • Those who disagree with the Kyoto Protocol insist that it will trade enormous resources for negligible benefits. Many proponents argue exactly the opposite.
  • The EPA switched to using a "negligible risk" standard rather than the "zero risk" standard.
  • They cover the picture with acrylic because the material protects the picture from light exposure with negligible loss of light transmittance and clarity.
  • The city's support for the arts is negligible.
  • I'm afraid I can't regard a gap of three years as negligible.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • It was preparing letters and lectures about the flying saucers, the negligibility of death and the true nature of time.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • The pressure was negligible.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
  • Overall impact on war: negligible.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • She was not negligible, she could still arrest the attention of a high official's wife.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • The Catholic Church has had its wings clipped so often lately that its part was timidly negligible, and they haven't any good writers any more.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • It was that of all the people he had grown up among, and he had always regarded it as necessary but negligible.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • For a man with negligible expectations, he had not done badly by 1937 standards.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • But the likelihood of someone else having murdered all three of them is negligible.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • My contribution to the effort was negligible, needless to say, and it took nearly an hour to complete the job.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Astaroth's impact might have been negligible, except for a sight Max witnessed some days later.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • But chance that a girl that big is virgin is negligible.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • She was almost negligible.
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • In Rusty's case, the evidence was negligible; he had merely been found at Rivonia with the others.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • The percentage is .... so small as to be negligible.
    Veronica Roth  --  Allegiant

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