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Mostly you don’t need to align, most folks taking part are superfluous and as accidental team-building exercises they are incredibly expensive in terms of human-hours.
In a speech from the Senate floor, he drew attention to taxpayer-funded research that he presented as unnecessary and superfluous.The various dishonesties in Rand Paul’s cocaine-quail presentation|Philip Bump|May 28, 2021|Washington Post
In her 2009 novel, “Best Friends Forever,” for instance, Weiner powerfully described how her heroine, Addie Downs, gradually inched out of her cocoon of loneliness and superfluous weight.Jennifer Weiner understands women. Her new novel, ‘That Summer,’ shows us why.|Maureen Corrigan|May 27, 2021|Washington Post
The draft genome for another member of the Rafflesiaceae family that they recently published in Current Biology is full of surprises, showing how far parasites can go in shedding superfluous genes and acquiring useful new ones from their hosts.DNA of Giant ‘Corpse Flower’ Parasite Surprises Biologists|Christie Wilcox|April 21, 2021|Quanta Magazine
Republicans said that the funding already allocated through last year’s relief bills was sufficient, and that sending more money to state and local governments was superfluous.The Senate Passed a $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill. Here's What's In It|Alana Abramson|March 7, 2021|Time
Which raises the question: If the idea of the gloriously superfluous disappears from nature, how does it take root in the mind?
(If Nel is to answer his own questions, the presence of the witness would seem superfluous).Pistorius’s Cross-Examination Could Have Been Grounds for a Mistrial in a U.S. Court|James D. Zirin|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mysteriously, however, no one can describe how it works better—it appears to have redundant and even superfluous parts.This is What Happens When You Teach Machines the Power of Natural Selection|James Barrat|February 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Borges adds: “He remarked that for a man so equipped, actual travel was superfluous.”Is Dave Eggers’ ‘The Circle’ Our Generation’s ‘1984’?|Stefan Beck|October 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The device of reconstructing internal dialogues sometimes feels a bit forced or superfluous.Seeking Reconciliation with a Terrorist: A Jewish Journey|Lisa Goldman|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Cousin George's position is such a happy one, that conversation is to him a thing superfluous.Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
It is perhaps somewhat superfluous to say that the Russian Government at once adopted these balloons for war purposes.Asbestos|Robert H. Jones
If all the world did not wag his way, so much the worse for cold-blooded mercenary superfluous beings.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Having thus divined the origin of the hero, I feel that any further indication of his character would be almost superfluous.
Though the memorandum is quite superfluous, it will often put me in mind of the creator.