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  • s  relevant and appropriate
    he asks questions that are germane and central to the issue

  • When you go beyond twenty slides in a presentation, you must pause and ask yourself if it is really germane to the topic.
  • So long as a teacher's observations are scholarly and germane to the subject, her freedom of expression in the classroom should not be curbed.
  • The germane question is whether whistle blowers should be given protection from the vested interests.

  • Lucy Lawless in Irish Central
    Really, I just feel like as long as it's germane to the scene, it's not offensive to me,Lucy said of appearing topless and in explicit sex scenes. "If it is relevant and historically accurate, then artistically it makes sense. People in...
  • James Cameron in Sydney Morning Herald
    I never shot that,Cameron said, now speaking over his protesting publicist. "But I don't think that's really germane to the (film)."

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