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  • Something short and pertinent.†   (source)
  • The people who would normally pass along pertinent information that something has happened to me are in no position to do that.†   (source)
  • If the child stealer had taken Missy up the Imnaha—only one of many directions he could have gone—the police figured they could get pertinent information by questioning those coming out.†   (source)
  • "He is neither impertinent nor pertinent," said Sophie.†   (source)
  • It was a pattern that the rest of the guard would never have noticed, since Eleazar was the one passing the pertinent intelligence privately to Aro.†   (source)
  • Dad was talking to people about the types of offense that schools were running, the character of their coaches, and other pertinent matters.†   (source)
  • Paul's question had been direct and pertinent.†   (source)
  • She would whisper in her Uncle Marcos's ear, and he in turn would transmit the message to the client, along with any improvisations of his own that he thought pertinent.†   (source)
  • On the contrary: she would have liked to discover who the author of the anonymous letter was in order to convince him of his error with all the pertinent explanations, for she felt certain that never, for any reason, would she respond to the wooing of Juvenal Urbino.†   (source)
  • What is pertinent is the calmness of that beauty, its sense of restraint.†   (source)
  • It was hopeless because though Dr. Jones agreed to elaborate, the prosecution was entitled to object-and did, citing the fact that Kansas law allowed nothing more than a yes or no reply to the pertinent question.†   (source)
  • Once a week, we get together, six moms and six girls, and discuss issues that are pertinent to our personal growth.†   (source)
  • Are you going to be around if I think of some pertinent question to ask you tomorrow?†   (source)
  • The allusion was even more pertinent than he had thought because the Swiss doctor was a great music lover.†   (source)
  • Oh, I've only been told the ones pertinent to me," said Nigel.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, Eragon repeated the story of his encounter with Solembum in Teirm, and then he told them about the werecat's most recent revelations and read them the pertinent section from the book Domia abr Wyrda.†   (source)
  • Note writing is for fact-based, pertinent information only, not conversations.†   (source)
  • It's not pertinent.†   (source)
  • You'll find a copy of this fax and all other pertinent documents in the folder you were given.†   (source)
  • "We comply with all pertinent environmental regulations," Johnson said automatically.†   (source)
  • She felt a numbed emptiness —and the sense of being thrown far below the realm where moral indignation is pertinent.†   (source)
  • And sat there in a soggy quandary, knowing I should speak up, knowing I knew something terribly pertinent which nobody else knew or matter would never have gone this far.†   (source)
  • Bring all files pertinent to the Johannsen case and the Pandora case, and be ....†   (source)
  • The three rushed from the building, Cassius reiterating as much of the pertinent information as he could.†   (source)
  • Accordingly, Articles 8 through 10 were cited by Holabird as the passages most pertinent to the case.†   (source)
  • The first was the Go-Team meteorologist in charge of considering weather factors pertinent to the crash.†   (source)
  • You know ....Take over a few courses from the older men, start some special groups for myself ....plow a few pertinent wives...... GEORGE: Now that's it!†   (source)
  • RACHEL (Pathetically) I can't— JUDGE May I remind you, Miss Brown, that you are testifying under oath, and it is unlawful to withhold pertinent information.†   (source)
  • They were about the same in other towns, but the Salinas Row has a pertinence to this telling.†   (source)
  • I have no idea what he said, but it must have been pertinent, for she scrambled to her feet, shook herself, and bounced amiably after him as he went to sniff at the slumbering forms of Uncle Albert and the Stranger.†   (source)
  • Professor John Bystrom of the University of Minnesota,former Nebraska Attorney General C. A. Sorensen, and the Honorable Hugo Srb, Clerk of the Nebraska State Legislature, were helpful in providing previously unpublished correspondence of George Norris and pertinent documents of the Nebraska State Legislature.†   (source)
  • Is that a fact pertinent to the murder of Carl Heine?†   (source)
  • Have the pertinent articles been published to your company, as required?†   (source)
  • You call him iniquitous, I have other terms, but they're not pertinent here.†   (source)
  • There are some very pertinent reasons why this memory has remained with me, as I wish to explain.†   (source)
  • He was, however, perspicacious enough to discover one pertinent fact — namely that, as a lunatic, Grace Marks was a sham — a view previously arrived at by myself, although the authorities of that time refused to act upon it.†   (source)
  • Then Mr. Merrill and Mr. Wiggin indulged in a kind of face-off, with each of them demonstrating his particular notion of pertinent passages from the Bible—Mr.†   (source)
  • Do you recall your husband having spoken about this or having done anything pertinent to reacquiring his family's land during the week between the ninth and the sixteenth?†   (source)
  • After the accident, we frequently had little chats about Mia's progress and passed along pertinent info to her grandparents.†   (source)
  • Because it wasn't pertinent to the lesson, because Robert needs to learn some manners, and because it's no one else's business.†   (source)
  • In rapid, clipped Russian, the peasant commissar gave the pertinent details to his colleague from Paris.†   (source)
  • He is not pertinent now.†   (source)
  • If a painter is to have an exhibition, an ordinary citizen to receive a visa to a country with a sea coast, a soccer player to join the national team, then a vast array of recommendations and reports must be garnered (from the concierge, colleagues, the police, the local Party organization, the pertinent trade union) and added up, weighed, and summarized by special officials.†   (source)
  • You can take over all the courses you want to, and get as much of the young elite together in the gymnasium as you like, but until you start plowing pertinent wives, you really aren't working.†   (source)
  • NICK: O.K. GEORGE: You realize, of course, that I've been drawing you out on this stuff, not because I'm interested in your terrible life-hood, but only because you represent a direct and pertinent threat to my lifehood, and I want to get the goods on you.†   (source)
  • He was speaking of their old bathing suits, of the runs in her stockings, of their favorite ice-cream parlor in Stanton, where they had spent so many summer evenings together—and he was thinking dimly that it made no sense at all; he had more pertinent things to tell and to ask her; people did not talk like that when they hadn't seen each other for months.†   (source)
  • Whether or not the avant-garde could possibly flourish under a totalitarian regime is not pertinent to the question at this point.†   (source)
  • Conway felt that the question was pertinent, for Mallinson's attitude left little doubt as to what he would do as soon as he reached India.†   (source)
  • The pertinence of the question checked Selden's fugitive impulse before the train had started.†   (source)
  • "And why didn't you want to?" he asked pertinently.†   (source)
  • She talked vaguely and indiscriminately to prevent his talking pertinently.†   (source)
  • Still more pertinently, who was the moral woman?†   (source)
  • Nor did the scout fail to throw in a pertinent inquiry, whenever a fitting occasion presented.†   (source)
  • Not seeing his way to any pertinent answer, Mr. Glegg reverted to his porridge.†   (source)
  • "I know it pertinently," replied the protonotary.†   (source)
  • The precautions were needless for the situation of the parties outside the door was so harassed as to preclude any but the most fleeting judgments on matters not pertinent to themselves.†   (source)
  • The hostess pertinently remarked that she, as eldest son, might surely rank among the millionaire's legatees.†   (source)
  • The can-opener, whose soft gray metal handle was twisted from some ancient effort to pry open a window, was more pertinent to her than all the cathedrals in Europe; and more significant than the future of Asia was the never-settled weekly question as to whether the small kitchen knife with the unpainted handle or the second-best buckhorn carving-knife was better for cutting up cold chicken for Sunday supper.†   (source)
  • He seemed unmindful of the circumstance that to his bluff company such remote allusions, however pertinent they might really be, were altogether alien to men whose reading was mainly confined to the journals.†   (source)
  • As for himself, once he found that Ocean Steamships no longer had anything to say to him, he had requested that, along with his winter gear, his family send him a few books pertinent to his profession, works on engineering science and the technology of shipbuilding.†   (source)
  • Never was spoken language of such inflexible necessity, never had it known questions so pertinent, such obvious replies.†   (source)
  • And after a little, when she had got into bed, I had, for a long time, by almost sitting on her to hold her hand, to prove that I recognized the pertinence of my return.†   (source)
  • It was in any case over MY life, MY past, and MY friends alone that we could take anything like our ease—a state of affairs that led them sometimes without the least pertinence to break out into sociable reminders.†   (source)
  • This is accomplished by diminishment—and we use this term to describe an illusory, or, to be quite explicit, diseased element, that is obviously pertinent here: diminishment occurs to some extent whenever a narrative makes use of hermetic magic and a temporal hyperperspective reminiscent of certain anomalous experiences of reality that imply that the senses have been transcended.†   (source)
  • Pertinent to this, I'll ask you if the Nautilus's running afoul of the Scotia, which caused such a great uproar, was the result of an accidental encounter?†   (source)
  • Among other pertinent things, it was remarked that the palace was kept in perpetual readiness for use; and when a consul, general of the army, king, or visiting potentate of any kind arrived at Antioch, quarters were at once assigned him on the island.†   (source)
  • Mr Sparkler, finding himself stunned by the words thus heaped upon his inoffensive head, made a brief though pertinent rejoinder; the same being neither more nor less than that he had long perceived Miss Fanny to have no nonsense about her, and that he had no doubt of its being all right with his Governor.†   (source)
  • A few direct and pertinent enquiries served to obtain the little additional information that was necessary, in order to make the contemplated movement, and then Ishmael, who was, on emergencies, as terrifically energetic, as he was sluggish in common, set about effecting his object without delay.†   (source)
  • Newman fancied that he saw signs in M. de Bellegarde's discolored mask that this information was extremely pertinent.†   (source)
  • It was the single name among all possible wrong ones that just at this moment seemed to Bathsheba more pertinent than the right.†   (source)
  • No partialities of friend to friend, no fondnesses of brother to sister, of wife to husband, are there pertinent, but quite otherwise.†   (source)
  • With regard to the merchants, however, one of them says pertinently that a great part of their failures are not genuine pecuniary failures, but merely failures to fulfil their engagements, because it is inconvenient; that is, it is the moral character that breaks down.†   (source)
  • During the delivery of this pertinent opinion, Ishmael was content to be silent, though the look, with which he regarded the speaker, manifested any other feeling than that of amity.†   (source)
  • Then, pertinent to this: "He was one of your great seamen," the captain told me, "one of your shrewdest navigators, that d'Urville!†   (source)
  • It was a singularly fresh and fascinating fact, and though not without its sadness it was pertinent and real.†   (source)
  • For common gifts, necessity makes pertinences and beauty every day, and one is glad when an imperative leaves him no option, since if the man at the door have no shoes, you have not to consider whether you could procure him a paint-box.†   (source)
  • But I could no longer sit and look into the fire, and the pertinent words of a poet recurred to me with new force.†   (source)
  • I should not obtrude my affairs so much on the notice of my readers if very particular inquiries had not been made by my townsmen concerning my mode of life, which some would call impertinent, though they do not appear to me at all impertinent, but, considering the circumstances, very natural and pertinent.†   (source)
  • ...To withhold such emotionally disturbing but medically nonpertinent details ...is in the best tradition of responsible clinical practice.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "non-" in nonpertinent means not and reverses the meaning of pertinent. This is the same pattern you see in words like nonfat, nonfiction, and nonprofit.
  • He also discussed in detail the pertinent aspects of our therapy sessions—especially my changing attitudes toward free association on the couch.†   (source)
  • —Most pertinent question, the professor said between his chews.†   (source)
  • At this pertinent suggestion Mr Bloom, to change the subject, looked down but in a quandary, as he couldn't tell exactly what construction to put on belongs to which sounded rather a far cry.†   (source)
  • It is interesting because, as he pertinently remarks, we are all born in the same way but we all die in different ways.†   (source)
  • "Mine, master shaver," said Don Quixote, "will not be impertinent, but, on the contrary, pertinent."†   (source)
  • At the queen's be't: 'good' should be pertinent; But so it is, it is not.†   (source)
  • There be other things tending to the destruction of particular men; as Drunkenness, and all other parts of Intemperance; which may therefore also be reckoned amongst those things which the Law of Nature hath forbidden; but are not necessary to be mentioned, nor are pertinent enough to this place.†   (source)
  • There is another question, pertinent to the former, and that is, What remedy can we apply to this malady?†   (source)
  • "Sir," quoth he, "as to us surgeons appertaineth, that we
    do to every wight the best that we can, where as we be
    withholden, [employed] and to our patient that we do no
    damage; wherefore it happeneth many a time and oft, that when
    two men have wounded each other, one same surgeon healeth
    them both; wherefore unto our art it is not pertinent to nurse
    war, nor parties to support [take sides].†   (source)
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