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irrelevant
used in The Mill on the Floss

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not relevant (not related to the subject being considered, or not important enough to want to consider)
  • But then it is open to some one else to follow great authorities, and call the mind a sheet of white paper or a mirror, in which case one's knowledge of the digestive process becomes quite irrelevant.
    2.1 -- Book 2 Chapter 1 -- Tom's "First Half" (38% in)
  • A large low room with a sanded floor; a cold scent of tobacco, modified by undetected beer-dregs; Mr. Dickison leaning against the door-post with a melancholy pimpled face, looking as irrelevant to the daylight as a last night's guttered candle,—all this may not seem a very seductive form of temptation; but the majority of men in Basset found it fatally alluring when encountered on their road toward four o'clock on a wintry afternoon; and if any wife in Basset wished to indicate that...
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 -- Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side (37% in)
  • Even as it was, that feeling from time to time gave threats of its ultimate mastery, in sudden bursts of irrelevant exclamation.
    5.6 -- Book 5 Chapter 6 -- The Hard-Won Triumph (94% in)

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