1 Your repentance," I said, "is now superfluous.
2 That request seemed superfluous when I wrote it.
3 Except for that small expenditure in the decoration of her infant, Hester bestowed all her superfluous means in charity, on wretches less miserable than herself, and who not unfrequently insulted the hand that fed them.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneContext Highlight In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
4 I remember that I thought it, in form, more like a riding-habit with the superfluous skirt cut off, than anything else.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 13. THE SEQUEL OF MY RESOLUTION
5 Miss Micawber I found made snug for stormy weather, in the same manner; with nothing superfluous about her.
David Copperfield By Charles DickensContext Highlight In CHAPTER 57. THE EMIGRANTS
6 "Come now, let us talk of you," she added, tossing her head, as though she would physically shake off something superfluous oppressing her.
7 Her husband was simply a superfluous and tiresome person.
8 She did not say what she had said the evening before to her lover, that he was her husband, and her husband was superfluous; she did not even think that.
9 They assumed an air of fully comprehending the import and force of the situation, of accepting and even approving of it, but of considering it superfluous and uncalled for to put all this into words.
10 Many of his old ideas seemed to him superfluous and extreme, but many blanks became distinct to him when he reviewed the whole thing in his memory.
11 It seemed to him something extraneous, superfluous, to which he could not accustom himself.
12 He recognized that the newspapers published a great deal that was superfluous and exaggerated, with the sole aim of attracting attention and outbidding one another.
13 Considerable sums of money passed through his hands, but nothing could induce him to make any change whatever in his mode of life, or add anything superfluous to his bare necessities.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II—M. MYRIEL BECOMES M. WELCOME
14 The precaution was nearly superfluous, however; for, as we have already said, it was a very dark December night.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI—WHICH POSSIBLY PROVES BOULATRUELLE'S INTELLIGE...
15 Mabeuf again, later on, a few words will not be superfluous.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—MARIUS GROWN UP