All 3 Uses of
To Kill a Mockingbird
- "Can't see what witness's literacy has to do with the case, irrelevant 'n' immaterial."
p. 236..5 *immaterial = unimportant
- Slowly but surely I began to see the pattern of Atticus's questions: from questions that Mr. Gilmer did not deem sufficiently irrelevant or immaterial to object to, Atticus was quietly building up before the jury a picture of the Ewells' home life.
- "Now let's consider this calmly-" began Atticus, but Mr. Gilmer interrupted with an objection: he was not irrelevant or immaterial, but Atticus was browbeating the witness.
(immaterial as in: immaterial to the problem at hand) not important, or not relevanteditor's notes: "Immaterial" is a commonly heard objection to introducing evidence or an argument in court.