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irrelevant
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
not relevant (not related to the subject being considered, or not important enough to want to consider)
  • That he should be regarded as a suitor to herself would have seemed to her a ridiculous irrelevance.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (3% in)
  • "However," he went on, accenting the word, as if to dismiss all irrelevance, "what I came here to talk about was a little affair of my young scapegrace, Fred's."
    Book 2 — Old and Young (5% in)
  • It was only the common trick of desire—which avails itself of any irrelevant scepticism, finding larger room for itself in all uncertainty about effects, in every obscurity that looks like the absence of law.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (71% in)
  • Nothing could have seemed more irrelevant to Dorothea than insistence on her youth and sex when she was moved to show her human fellowship.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (29% in)

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