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irrelevant
used in Lord of the Flies

2 uses
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Definition
not relevant (not related to the subject being considered, or not important enough to want to consider)
  •   "We've killed a pig." ...
      "You let the fire go out."
      Jack checked, vaguely irritated by this irrelevance but too happy to let it worry him.
      "We can light the fire again. You should have been with us, Ralph. We had a smashing time."
    p. 69.7
irrelevance = something that is unimportant

(editor's note:  In this use, the author is not saying that it was unimportant that the fire went out. He is saying that Jack thought it was unimportant.)
  • The shell was interesting and pretty and a worthy plaything; but the vivid phantoms of his day-dream still interposed between him and Piggy, who in this context was an irrelevance.
    p. 16.1
irrelevance = something unimportant
There are no more uses of "irrelevant" in Lord of the Flies.

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