Usage examples for superfluous

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Trunks, however, should not show so many superfluous low branches. – The Boy With the U. S. Foresters by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  5. 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
  6. Then why should we go there at all if discussion be superfluous? – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  7. The report stated that the church was superfluous. – England of My Heart--Spring by Edward Hutton
  8. And since one has more merits than another, therefore some have superfluous merits. – The Apology of the Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon
  9. One would think they might be accounted superfluous. – The New Theology by R. J. Campbell
  10. Squeeze out the superfluous moisture, roll in a clean white cloth, and leave for half an hour. – The Complete Home by Various
  11. There was more than Annie who thought that thanks to her were out of place and superfluous. – A Houseful of Girls by Sarah Tytler
  12. Hence it is not superfluous to pray to the Saints. – On Prayer and The Contemplative Life by St. Thomas Aquinas
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. " Your repentance," I said, " is now superfluous. – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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