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incidental
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
something that comes with something else, but is less important than it
sometimes in a specialized sense, including:
  • incidental expenses or when in context, just incidentals — minor expenses not budgeted or not specified
  • incidental music — music in a play, television program, radio program, video game or some other form not primarily musical. (The term is less frequently applied to film music, with such music being referred to instead as the film score or soundtrack.)
  • The Shaba Province, incidentally, roars with waterfalls, more than enough to generate its own electricity.
    Book 5 — Exodus (60% in)
  • I had quite a lot to ponder as I sat on that airplane, and incidentally I still had to pee.
    Book 1 — Genesis (16% in)
  • I have wondered, incidentally: does Our Father have his Bibles so entirely in mind that he can select an instructive verse and calculate backward to the one-hundredth previous?
    Book 1 — Genesis (70% in)
  • They reminded me of the groups of black men called gandy dancers in the Old South, who would come along the railroad track chanting, nodding, stepping forward and back in unison, banging out a rhythm with their steel rods, captivating children and moving on before you realized they had also, incidentally, repaired the track.
    Book 2 — Revelation (7% in)

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