- Further, since the class is capable of being defined by the weight of the vehicle and the number of axles, a classification by reference to the number of persons carried or particular ‘burden’ would be otiose.
- I make no comment: anything I say would be otiose in the face of a work of such unique genius.
- I agree with her submission that his construction would render paragraph 3 in practice otiose.
- Since nearly everyone is dislocated, including writers within our current critical diaspora, the staking, lauding, and defense of territories, an otiose form of regionalism, is even more absurd.
- I think making a distinction between modern and pre-modern war is irrelevant and otiose here by the way.
- Certainly any facility with writing seems to be considered otiose.
- But a funny thing happened this week: in our final fling for the year, the props came pouring in from all over, and suddenly, this whole enterprise doesn't seem quite so otiose.
- But in the hospital case such a purpose is otiose.
- Let's remember, though, that he forced himself onto the podium and proceeded to galvanise the orchestra into a rehearsal of Mahler's 5th that rendered all thoughts of his weakness otiose.
- The great houses, for many of which a musical chapel establishment had become otiose, continued to support professional musicians for entertainment and for the teaching of their children and servants.
- Yama is a Vedic god, one of the most ancient; he has become otiose.
- Probably he felt an attempt to demonstrate the scale of Flaubert's achievement would be otiose and would, in any case, take up too much space in a short essay devoted to another topic.
- Assuming that the transparency of the mind is not merely an otiose and decadent luxury, a device for self-absorbed wallowing, but that it has evolutionary value, knowledge of contents independent of attitudes is of no interest.
- In this case, moreover, the proposed form of the subsidy is entirely otiose.
- If so, it would be otiose for the officer concerned to give an explanation.
- My view of addiction is that once you have acknowledged it, once you have seen it within yourself, then such debates become otiose.
- Second, if this narrow interpretation is right, section 36 seems otiose.
- The reference to ‘first’ payment is itself otiose if there was not to be a second payment.
- Many philosophers, especially those of the analytic and postanalytic traditions, reject the assumptions required by these approaches as empirically baseless and theoretically otiose.
- He paid deference to the country's ceremonial presidency and even to its largely otiose Vice-Presidency; he never let the public forget that these notables outranked him in protocol terms.