One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘In England, alongside the ethos of the middle class, an aristocratic attitude was very much alive, disdaining usefulness and regarding superfluousness as the mark of the lady and gentleman.’
- ‘This was not an ordinary injustice. It was an extraordinary injustice. The premise of terrorism is the sheer superfluousness of human life. This premise is inconsistent with civilized living anywhere.’
- ‘Speaking of which, it also contains moments of brilliant superfluousness: ‘It was very dark inside the fish,’ the second paragraph enigmatically begins.’
- ‘Still, there is an atmosphere of superfluousness to the story on the screen.’
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