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What superfluousness, indeed, could there be in intelligence, unless its conceptions resemble imperfect productions?Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 3|Plotinos (Plotinus)
But she enjoyed the consciousness of knowing more than he did; she even forgave him his superfluousness.
Only some thirty arid summers had he seen; those summers had dried up all his physical superfluousness.Moby Dick; or The Whale|Herman Melville
I sat waiting on the terrace, while William Adolphus wandered about in a state of conscious and wretched superfluousness.The King's Mirror|Anthony Hope
Sister Maria Joseph, recognising with trembling her superfluousness, withdrew.