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ex·tra·ne·ous

(eks-trā'nē-ŭs),
Outside of the organism and not belonging to it.
[L. extraneus]

extraneous

(ĕks-trā′nē-ŭs) [L. extraneus, external]
Outside and unrelated to an organism.
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Too many EXTRANEOUS heavy words and worths loadeth he upon himself--then seemeth life to him a desert!
Even between this couple there may be something which, though unknown to you, depends upon extraneous circumstances.
Having a nervous system and brains he is the possessor of temperament, which is affected variously by extraneous causes.
His mind appeared blank to the influence of all extraneous matters.
He was acutely conscious of small extraneous things, of the perfume of a great bowl of hyacinths, the ticking of a tiny French clock, the restless drumming of her finger tips upon the arm of her chair.
He offered her an extraneous thing with which he could part without a pang, while she offered him herself, along with disgrace and shame, and sin, and all her hopes of heaven.
Gamfield did happen to labour under the slight imputation of having bruised three or four boys to death already, it occurred to him that the board had, perhaps, in some unaccountable freak, taken it into their heads that this extraneous circumstance ought to influence their proceedings.
The jury said: "We do not consider any extraneous issues related to the personal characters or actions of [nominees]."
establishment, is recalling approximately 69,093 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strip products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S.
IANS New Delhi The aerial strike on terror camps in Pakistans Balakot has nothing to do with politics, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said and appealed the Congress not to lower the forces' morale for "extraneous political" interest.
After T H Clements harvests and cleans its Brussels sprouts, mechanical graders remove sprouts that are smaller than 20 mm and larger than 40 mm as well as some foreign material and extraneous vegetative matter.
Another point was whether subsequently extraneous evidence could be used to determine loss of majority, and finally whether the chief minister's refusal to resign was still deemed to be vacating the position.