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superfluous
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
more than is needed, desired, or required
  • Only some thirty arid summers had he seen; those summers had dried up all his physical superfluousness.
    Chapters 25-27 -- Postscript; Knights and Squires; Knights and Squires (12% in)
  • On his long, gaunt body, he carried no spare flesh, no superfluous beard, his chin having a soft, economical nap to it, like the worn nap of his broad-brimmed hat.
    Chapters 16-18 -- The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (34% in)
  • In the first place, it may be deemed almost superfluous to establish the fact, that among people at large, the business of whaling is not accounted on a level with what are called the liberal professions.
    Chapters 22-24 -- Merry Christmas; The Lee Shore; The Advocate (56% in)
  • If I say, that in any creature breathing is only a function indispensable to vitality, inasmuch as it withdraws from the air a certain element, which being subsequently brought into contact with the blood imparts to the blood its vivifying principle, I do not think I shall err; though I may possibly use some superfluous scientific words.
    Chapters 85-87 -- The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (4% in)

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