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  • His mom and dad wheeled the chair downstairs with Gus still in it, bouncing down crazily in a way that would have been dangerous if danger retained its relevance, and then they left us alone.   (source)
    relevance = importance
  • He reported as instructed to the relevant government department and was told to find accommodations nearby and to report back weekly until his role was decided.   (source)
    relevant = related to the issue in question
  • I sat in the front of his class entranced as he spoke about the Constitutional Congress and the Federalist Papers, and their relevance to our existence today.   (source)
    relevance = importance (meaningful relation)
  • I think you'll find this relevant to our discussion.   (source)
    relevant = related in a meaningful way
  • But, as the Ministry has no authority to punish Hogwarts students for misdemeanors at school, Harry's behavior there is not relevant to this hearing.   (source)
    relevant = of interest (meaningfully related)
  • paleontology, the study of extinct life, had in recent years taken on an unexpected relevance to the modern world.   (source)
    relevance = significance
  • Can a single ant be said to be alive, in any meaningful sense of the word, or does it only have relevance in terms of its anthill?   (source)
    relevance = importance
  • Because when I want something to happen—or not happen—I begin to look at all events and all things as relevant, an opportunity to take or avoid.   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • He knows that this sort of life, one which is such a proud accomplishment for his own parents, is of no relevance, no interest, to her, that she loves him in spite of it.   (source)
    relevance = importance
  • Why do you consider this practice to be relevant to calculus?   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way
  • For selected documentation of the relevant regulations protecting human subjects in research, see...   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • "Why were you banished?"
      "I think the more relevant question would be: Who banished me?"
      "Okay," said Flora. "Who banished you?"
      "My mother," said William Spiver.   (source)
    relevant = important (relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question)
  • "Can you blow that up?"
    "No problem."
    Foaly cut to the relevant area, increasing it by 400 per cent.   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • He would never have divulged the contents of another captain's log to any but the relevant officers and authorities.   (source)
  • And when they go through my belongings, they'll probably toss it away thinking a freshman crush has no relevance.   (source)
    relevance = importance
  • At first he had wanted to call it Zeus Pickles & Preserves, but that idea was vetoed because everybody said that Zeus was too obscure and had no local relevance, whereas Paradise did.   (source)
    relevance = importance (meaningful relation to the issue in question)
  • He asked me why he should be reconsidering my application, given that the department had already evaluated me. ... "It's just that they only awarded fifteen of these fellowships nationwide, so I thought it an honor that would be relevant, ..."   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • ... the resulting description was flashed out to all relevant agencies.   (source)
  • The question is whether newspapers will still be relevant at a time when readers are flocking to the Internet and our most solid core of subscribers is slowly dying off, with newsroom cutbacks keeping pace.   (source)
    relevant = important or meaningful
  • That conversation isn't relevant to my decision.   (source)
    relevant = related in a meaningful way
  • It's an old rule of logic that the competence of a speaker has no relevance to the truth of what he says,   (source)
    relevance = meaningful relation
  • If you determine that he is guilty of something else—of hatred, of assault, of manslaughter, of murder in self-defense, of coldness, of passion, of second-degree murder—none of that will be relevant.   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • We were sinking under the wisdom, accuracy, and relevance of Maureen's last words.   (source)
    relevance = importance (relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question)
  • The oppression of the poor, the abuse of the vulnerable, and the redemption that comes with fighting for what is right—what ideas could be more relevant in our dear Haiti?   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • he had but one contribution to make that was relevant to a claim of temporary insanity.   (source)
  • And even though I loved my sister had accepted her eccentricities I found it hard to listen to detailed descriptions, abstract ambitions, relevant observations, hers and mine.   (source)
  • The experiment in getting along ... was apparently very much ongoing, and the results would have relevance well beyond Clarkston.   (source)
    relevance = importance
  • What is relevant is that children are being enslaved.   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • But I simply fail to see the relevance of the subject to a person of my inclinations and ambitions.   (source)
    relevance = importance (meaningful relation to the issue in question)
  • I'm no Martin Luther King but his call to action is as relevant now as it was then,   (source)
    relevant = meaningful
  • No, lieutenant, though it hardly seems relevant.   (source)
    relevant = related in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • We had heard he was sick, but that information registered somewhere far below my second-hand motorcycle and my first real kiss in relevance and importance.   (source)
    relevance = importance (meaningful relation to the issue in question)
  • I don't believe it's relevant under the circumstances,   (source)
    relevant = meaningful (to the issue in question)
  • "While Cooper's capture is relevant, it's not the sole reason I've asked you here," the Director continued.   (source)
    relevant = related in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • Of these, Your Honor, it is Articles 8 and 9 which contain most of the salient points relevant to this case.   (source)
    relevant = related in a meaningful way
  • I have incomplete data which might be relevant.   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • All this data, I think, is to some degree relevant.   (source)
    relevant = relates meaningfully
  • The relevant statistics are attached, and it will be seen that there are still no signs of any unusual development.   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • I wish to inquire what possible relevance the testimony of a Zoo-ology professor can have in this trial.   (source)
    relevance = importance (meaningful relation to the issue in question)
  • But the really relevant date was seven or eight years earlier.   (source)
    relevant = important to the issue in question
  •   "Eighty-eight cubic metres of card-index," said Mr. Foster with relish, as they entered.
      "Containing all the relevant information," added the Director.   (source)
    relevant = important
  • "An intention to kill," he says, "is an essential element in murder; but its existence may be inferred from the relevant circumstances."   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • He now proposed ... certain matters which, on a superficial view, might seem foreign to the case, but actually were highly relevant.   (source)
    relevant = related in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • Nothing that's strictly relevant.   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • Save for the possibly relevant fact that not one of them had a child, four more incongruous characters could not have met together in a room   (source)
  • Sometimes, to the exasperation of Major Callendar, he would pass over the one relevant fact in a position, to dwell on the hundred irrelevant.   (source)
  • finally he reproached himself for staying so long without having done anything relevant to his own affair.   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way
  • "I am glad of all details," remarked my friend, "whether they seem to you to be relevant or not."   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • YE: Can I …. assume that you understand the relevant background?†   (source)
  • "I didn't think it was relevant," replied Chuck.†   (source)
  • As he mounted the stairs to the upper floors, the Count enumerated the relevant facts like a jurist: In eight years, Sofia had not thrown a single tantrum; every day she had brushed her teeth and headed off to school without a fuss; and whether it was time to bundle up, buckle down, or eat her peas, she had done so without complaint.†   (source)
  • I spent most of my time in Advanced OASIS Studies class annoying our teacher, Mr. Ciders, by pointing out errors in our textbook and raising my hand to interject some relevant bit of Halliday trivia that I (and I alone) thought was interesting.†   (source)
  • Law school had seemed abstract and disconnected before, but after meeting the desperate and imprisoned, it all became relevant and critically important.†   (source)
  • Yes, I took the relevant exam and passed.†   (source)
  • Mom let out a deep breath and said, "I think you're mature enough to keep this inside these four walls, and I'm only telling you because …. because I think it's relevant."†   (source)
  • In times of crisis, one turned to the relevant figures in the community—the legal authority, the moral pillar, the social arbiter, the financial titan, the elder statesman.†   (source)
  • Dell hung around the cash register trying to be relevant.†   (source)
  • The contending elements—the fact of his death, his relevance to the case—confused Briony and she struggled with her memory.†   (source)
  • A thought occurred to him—earlier the Rat Man had said that the control subjects were like the glue that kept the project's data together, made it all coherent and relevant.†   (source)
  • Dr. Erland filled his lungs slowly, then released them all at once, changing the display to the more relevant diagram of the patient's body.†   (source)
  • He pressed the entry for the relevant page.†   (source)
  • But no matter how fanciful or offbase the story, how lacking in relevance to the painting or me, the connection Reeve had made was real.†   (source)
  • "Every time you travel back it'll only be to those scenes holding relevance to you."†   (source)
  • One example relevant to this story: how much does the performance of quarterbacks vary with the amount of time they spend in the pocket?†   (source)
  • In Pale Rider Clint Eastwood actually has a character speak the relevant passage so we don't miss the point (althoughthe unnamed stranger in an Eastwood western is pretty much always Death), but here Morrison does the same with a three-word phrase and a pose.†   (source)
  • It's collated this information and analyzed it for relevance.†   (source)
  • A stewardess pinned to the bulkhead by the sharp angle of descent was trying to find the relevant passage in a handbook titled "Manual of Disasters."†   (source)
  • During this time, I also spent many minutes examining the road atlas, and perusing also the relevant volumes of Mrs Jane Symons' _The Wonder of England--.†   (source)
  • It's not relevant to the sort."†   (source)
  • MR. MALLOY: That's not exactly relevant!†   (source)
  • Why is this relevant?†   (source)
  • "It's not relevant."†   (source)
  • PARACOMPASS: any compass that determines direction by local magnetic anomaly; used where relevant charts are available and where a planet's total magnetic field is unstable or subject to masking by severe magnetic storms.†   (source)
  • I also teach an adult Sabbath school class in which we discuss the issues of Christianity and their relevancy to our daily lives.†   (source)
  • What kind of truths are relevant, then?†   (source)
  • "But I wonder if your name isn't relevant.†   (source)
  • The company was mentioned in the media nearly every day during the relevant time period—not only in the local press but also in the national media.†   (source)
  • He made art come alive and feel relevant, somehow …. and after a couple of classes, it just clicked for me.†   (source)
  • Kathy would go through the paper and make cuttings of relevant stories, which were then secretly distributed to the rest of us.†   (source)
  • Between him and Grandfather, we have most relevant books in the Empire covered.†   (source)
  • Nor did it seem relevant to my task with the Varden and dwarves.†   (source)
  • He was okay with Nike's glittering sleeveless dress (Calypso totally rocked that style, but that wasn't relevant) and Nike's piled-up braids of dark hair circled with a gilded laurel wreath.†   (source)
  • Our friend Tim had set up a website,, and Larry was posting all the relevant information (including an FAQ) there.†   (source)
  • It seemed to be relevant in lots of different circles: pregnancy websites, mom blogs, local news discussions, ethics websites, education forums….†   (source)
  • Measurements had been done to all relevant landmarks and other objects in the rooms.†   (source)
  • You will study the relevant sections of Chairman Mao's Red Book and write a thorough self-criticism to read to your class.†   (source)
  • What else could be relevant at this moment?†   (source)
  • But that name quickly gave way to another one, far more relevant to anyone who had actually camped there: "Cañón Las Pulgas," it came to be called, the Canyon of the Fleas.†   (source)
  • When it's time, those things— and their relevance to the gunslinger's quest-will roll out as naturally as tears or laughter.†   (source)
  • Mr. Leighton continues swirling his wine around in his glass as if he's actually giving credence to what Drew said and considering the relevant arguments on the topic.†   (source)
  • A relevant psychological condition had occurred to me.†   (source)
  • The subject, discussed theoretically in previous classes, has circled around to delicious relevance on this early March Monday's discussion of the upcoming midterm paper.†   (source)
  • "It's ancient history," Emma muttered, "relevant to nothing.†   (source)
  • But once you relinquish money altogether, it ceases to have any relevance.†   (source)
  • That means that you will get on that damn stand and swear on that Bible—which, for all I know, might not even be relevant to you now that you've found Jesus on I-tier.†   (source)
  • That dispute is relevant today.†   (source)
  • The knowledge felt distant, only vaguely relevant because it couldn't be true, not in its entirety.†   (source)
  • I gestured, halfway between not my problem and not relevant.†   (source)
  • Annie laughed along but went away and worried about the image for a whole afternoon, until she decided it wasn't even remotely relevant to her present situation because Lady Macbeth was doing it for her husband's career not her own and in any case was clearly out of her tree.†   (source)
  • Apart from Him, there can be no relevant novelty.†   (source)
  • It didn't matter if they often repeated what had been said or if their monologues held no relevance to the issues; each one fought for the space to outshine the other.†   (source)
  • But I would only prove Raffe right about acting like a little girl, so I tamp down the flood of questions and ask the one that's operationally relevant.†   (source)
  • He stood listening like a scientist studying a subject of no personal relevance whatever.†   (source)
  • "I assure you, your honor," Mark said quickly, "the ownership of the car is extremely relevant."†   (source)
  • But in other respects the sample is not representative in the sense that a modern Gallup Poll or survey questionnaire is designed to represent proportionately all the relevant groups in a given population.†   (source)
  • But the lessons you will learn within these pages are relevant to all our lives.†   (source)
  • The warrant the judge signed authorized the TBI to search the Mouse's Tail for any evidence relevant to the murder of John Paul Tester.†   (source)
  • Such a problem could have been enough to destroy Hisham's future but, as soon as he heard the news, early in the morning, he picked up the phone and called Dr. Bassiouni at home (which is something no one had ever dared to do before) and Dr. Bassiouni quite understood the situation and immediately contacted the relevant people, and before midday, Hisham had received the news of his appointment as an assistant lecturer in the department of general surgery.†   (source)
  • 'His name will be my name," she said, quoting the relevant passage, 'and his father's name my father's name.'†   (source)
  • Please feel free to access relevant information on our network.†   (source)
  • The taste of the mice — a purely subjective factor and not in the least relevant to the experiment — was pleasing, if rather bland.†   (source)
  • Some who were eminent authorities in their disciplines, and were recognized as such by black authorities in the same disciplines, were told by students that their work was not relevant because they were not black.†   (source)
  • Despair came over her, as it will when nobody around has any sexual relevance to you.†   (source)
  • He knows about the low status of African religion, and he knows very well that this is a direct question to him about the relevance or otherwise of African religion.†   (source)
  • The darkness became at once more intimate and more hollow; the engine sounded different, a smooth, easy drone; budding limbs swelled up and swept with sudden speed through the last of the vivid light; the auto bored through the center of the darkness of the universe; its poring shafts of light, like an insect's antennae, feeling into distinctness every relevant small obstacle and ease of passage, and very little else.†   (source)
  • Not that any of it was particularly relevant here.   (source)
  • Not that that is particularly relevant information.   (source)
  • We'll question the relevant staff one at a time.   (source)
  • Yes, but it doesn't matter; it's not relevant.   (source)
    relevant = meaningful to the issue in question
  • You have to observe them while they are discussing something of relevance to their relationship.   (source)
    relevance = importance (having a meaningful relation to the issue in question)
  • "There is only one relevant fact at this moment, sir," Vittoria said, "that being that in six hours that device is going to vaporize this entire complex."   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • Since the attacks in New York, he would say, every time a crime was committed by a Muslim, that person's faith was mentioned, regardless of its relevance.   (source)
    relevance = meaningful relation to the issue in question
  • Our info is definitely relevant, but it's not like they'll find Pickett just with the night-vision picture, so we might have to split the reward with other people.   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • The three of them sat in front of the roaring fire, slowly turning the pages of dusty volumes ... speaking occasionally when they ran across something relevant.   (source)
    relevant = of interest to the issue in question
  • I had a highly hypothetical conversation with the tip line, and they said that the reward is coming from the company, not the police, so it's up to the company to decide what is relevant, and that the reward would only be given out after they found Pickett.   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • That's why the epidemic of suicide in Micronesia is so interesting and potentially relevant to the smoking problem.   (source)
    relevant = relates in a meaningful way
  • For the past six weeks, all relevant television programs, newspaper reports, and radio broadcasts have been subject to government approval.   (source)
    relevant = relating in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • ...but he didn't think it was relevant.   (source)
  • For their review of relevant chapters of the manuscript, and for their technical corrections and suggestions, I wish to thank...   (source)
  • And your question was relevant.   (source)
    relevant = related in a meaningful way to the issue in question
  • They remembered a million useless things, a quarrel with a workmate, a hunt for a lost bicycle pump, the expression on a long-dead sister's face, the swirls of dust on a windy morning seventy years ago: but all the relevant facts were outside the range of their vision.   (source)
    relevant = meaningful to the issue in question
  • The scientist of today is either a mixture of psychologist and inquisitor, studying with real ordinary minuteness the meaning of facial expressions, gestures, and tones of voice, and testing the truth-producing effects of drugs, shock therapy, hypnosis, and physical torture; or he is chemist, physicist, or biologist concerned only with such branches of his special subject as are relevant to the taking of life.   (source)
    relevant = important or meaningful
  • "But listen—don't tell me anything that's not relevant.†   (source)
  • All living creatures will be relevant to our forthcoming discussion, sir.†   (source)
  • However… the far more relevant question is this: What is the Holy Grail?†   (source)
  • "Interesting, but not exactly relevant," he murmured after a moment.†   (source)
  • "Everywhere relevant," she said, "and the comments are amazing."†   (source)
  • The church did not need to change, it simply needed to remind the world it was relevant!†   (source)
  • We will be sending you a copy of our most recent issue, with a relevant editorial.†   (source)
  • The significance of that adjective isn't immediately evident or relevant in itself.†   (source)
  • We can continue relevant elements of this conversation there, please?†   (source)
  • The winds were still many days from being relevant to his life.†   (source)
  • His time with her seems like a permanent part of him that no longer has any relevance, or currency.†   (source)
  • The madman's bizarre choice of words was starting to feel more relevant now.†   (source)
  • Nothing bad, but not really relevant to the Chautauqua.†   (source)
  • "They're at least as relevant as your propaganda lecture," Ishmael's mother replied.†   (source)
  • In this letter you'll put in absolutely everything you think is relevant.†   (source)
  • I don't understand what makes them relevant."†   (source)
  • Another column featured users' own photos, posted according to relevance.†   (source)
  • The oddity seemed to have no relevance to the missing orb.†   (source)
  • There is only one building on that square that could possibly be relevant—the Almas Shrine Temple.†   (source)
  • "According to my staff," she said, "it sounds like there is a much more relevant connection tonight.†   (source)
  • I assume we still have relevant media contacts.†   (source)
  • Not just dates and events, but also their relevance to today.†   (source)
  • Again, I fail to see the relevance— But Bellagrog smelled blood in the water.†   (source)
  • He covered the time period that seemed relevant to him.†   (source)
  • My client's interest in flora has no relevance in this matter.†   (source)
  • ""How is this relevant, Mr. McLean?" the chairman asked.†   (source)
  • All the relevant information is in his computer.†   (source)
  • These are not the details that are relevant.†   (source)
  • But if it's not relevant, let's get on with Zurich.†   (source)
  • Martin objected on the grounds of relevance, but the judge overruled him.†   (source)
  • The testimony was not relevant to the will contest.†   (source)
  • Some were asked to speak on the relevance of the professional clergy to the religious vocation.†   (source)
  • Far beyond the relevant first contact point of the Horvath.†   (source)
  • They write their own laws, within which concepts like right and wrong have ceased to be relevant.†   (source)
  • I'm not sure it's relevant at this point, but they know your name is not Jason Bourne.†   (source)
  • And I fail to see how that might be relevant to your investigation.†   (source)
  • Unless counsel can explain to us why this is relevant, it should not be admitted.†   (source)
  • But there's no question that it has a great deal of relevance to the teenage smoking issue.†   (source)
  • As I said, for many, surnames were not relevant.†   (source)
  • At trial, all testimony must be relevant.†   (source)
  • "Who knows what's relevant until it is or isn't?"†   (source)
  • We're looking at the blueprints for all the relevant offices and apartments.†   (source)
  • "Oh, it's very relevant, Your Honor," he said loudly.†   (source)
  • That's possible, but it's not relevant, is it?†   (source)
  • This is the Medusa material, the aspects of it that might in any way be relevant to Cain.†   (source)
  • "I fail to see the relevance," Judge Atlee replied, and Jake was not about to enlighten him.†   (source)
  • DRUMMOND (Reasonably) It has every relevance!†   (source)
  • "Not relevant," Lacey answers.†   (source)
  • Despite the age-old whispers—"All is revealed at the thirty-third degree"—Mal'akh had been told nothing new, nothing of relevance to his quest.†   (source)
  • 'Of course we are,' said Dumbledore, 'but the presence of Dementors in that alleyway is highly relevant.†   (source)
  • When I was majoring in Asian-American studies, I took only one relevant course, in theater set design, for a college production of Madama Butterfly.†   (source)
  • On my computer, I scoured the Internet for laws dealing with art theft but the fragments I turned up were all over the map, and did not provide any kind of relevant or cohesive view.†   (source)
  • I'd been the first of my family to attend university, never mind Harvard, and I'd known she was from some old-money family, but at the time it hadn't seemed relevant.†   (source)
  • Is this relevant?†   (source)
  • She was allowed to touch most components of Red Coast's systems, and could read the relevant technical documents.†   (source)
  • When you get back to England, take this letter to Michael in his London office and he will give you the relevant documents so you can access an account he has set up for me in your name.†   (source)
  • Comrade Pillai's suggestion—Parashuram Pickles—was vetoed for the opposite reason: too much local relevance.†   (source)
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