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non sequitur
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  • Everyone in the Glass family—Zooey certainly not least—was familiar with this sort of non-sequitur from Mrs. Glass.†   (source)
  • No non sequiturs, three-two, one game all.†   (source)
  • After saying this I simply cannot tell whether her words make up a non sequitur or not, when she replies in the most desolate voice I've ever heard, "But oh, Stingo, you can't imagine what it's like to grow up in a Jewish family."†   (source)
  • "Indispensable" as strictly applied to captive human beings at Auschwitz would be a non sequitur.†   (source)
  • Alfred scolds me, every time we meet; and he has the better of me, I grant,—for he really does something; his life is a logical result of his opinions and mine is a contemptible non sequitur.†   (source)
  • —"Excuse me there, Mr Serjeant," quoth Partridge, "that's a non sequitur."†   (source)
  • I did not mean to abuse the cloth; I only said your conclusion was a non sequitur.†   (source)
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