Usage examples for superfluous

  1. " Your repentance," I said, " is now superfluous – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  2. Steps were also taken to inquire into the positions held by many of the amateur lady nurses, and those whose services were deemed to be superfluous were provided with return passages to Europe. – The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon by José Maria Gordon
  3. First scrape off any fine particles of bone, trim off superfluous fat, and then place in a hissing hot skillet. – Cookery for Little Girls by Olive Hyde Foster
  4. We cut out and chopped out all the dry branches and wild shoots, and the superfluous trees and bushes. – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy
  5. There was more than Annie who thought that thanks to her were out of place and superfluous – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  6. I felt that I was the extra person, entirely superfluous so I murmured some good- night and started to leave the place. – The Portal of Dreams by Charles Neville Buck
  7. Then she asked her brother the superfluous question, whether he loved her, which Evan answered satisfactorily enough, as he thought; but practical ladies require proofs. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. Before taking a glance at the nature of those secrets, however, it is necessary to make a passing allusion to an event which might have seemed likely to render all pacific communications with Spain, whether secret or open, superfluous – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  9. The Prince soon found, too, that Alva was far too wise to hazard his position by a superfluous combat. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  10. Trunks, however, should not show so many superfluous low branches. – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  11. The report stated that the church was superfluous – England of My Heart--Spring by Edward Hutton
  12. And since one has more merits than another, therefore some have superfluous merits. – The Apology of the Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon
  13. Commissioners were sent to visit all the cathedral and parish churches and seize the superfluous ornaments for the king's use. – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  14. It had not been clear to Bill, who had asked no question, feeling such to be superfluous at the moment. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  15. Then why should we go there at all if discussion be superfluous – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  16. Squeeze out the superfluous moisture, roll in a clean white cloth, and leave for half an hour. – The Complete Home by Various
  17. Hence it is not superfluous to pray to the Saints. – On Prayer and The Contemplative Life by St. Thomas Aquinas
  18. There did not seem to be a superfluous word in them. – Boys' Book of Famous Soldiers by J. Walker McSpadden
  19. Being nominated by him they can usually manage to agree with him; it is only another hindrance or superfluous affair. – West African studies by Mary Henrietta Kingsley
  20. One would think they might be accounted superfluous – The New Theology by R. J. Campbell