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extraneous
used in The Mill on the Floss

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not relevant or important to the matter under consideration
  • So far as Tom had gained any acquaintance with the Romans at Mr. Jacob's academy, his knowledge was strictly correct, but it went no farther than the fact that they were "in the New Testament"; and Mr. Stelling was not the man to enfeeble and emasculate his pupil's mind by simplifying and explaining, or to reduce the tonic effect of etymology by mixing it with smattering, extraneous information, such as is given to girls.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (43% in)
  • But to men of Mr. Deane's stamp, what goes on among the young people is as extraneous to the real business of life as what goes on among the birds and butterflies, until it can be shown to have a malign bearing on monetary affairs.
    6.8 -- Book 6 Chapter 8 -- Wakem in a New Light (99% in)

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