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 Meanings and Examples of SUPERFLUOUS
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superfluous
 a.  being beyond what is required or sufficient
Classic Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
1  Your repentance," I said, "is now superfluous.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
2  That request seemed superfluous when I wrote it.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
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 Hawthorne
Get Context   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 Dickens
Get Context   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 Dickens
Get Context   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.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 18
7  Her husband was simply a superfluous and tiresome person.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 20
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.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 4
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.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 7
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.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 15
11  It seemed to him something extraneous, superfluous, to which he could not accustom himself.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 15
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.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 1
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 Hugo
Get Context   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 Hugo
Get Context   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 Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER III—MARIUS GROWN UP
Example Sentence:
1  There was no superfluous ornament in the room, not one modern piece of furniture, everything looked at once well worn and well saved.
2  Betsy lacked the heart to tell June that the wedding present she brought was superfluous; she and Bob had already received five toasters.
3  There was no superfluous ornament in the room -- not one modern piece of furniture, save a brace of workboxes and a lady's desk in rosewood, which stood on a side-table: everything -- including the carpet and curtains -- looked at once well worn and well saved.
4  Repack all the superfluous cups in the box.
5  The report was marred by a mass of superfluous detail.
6  The new director has said that there is a superfluity of staff in the organization, and that cuts must be made.