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  • s  serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being
    otiose lines in a play
  • s  producing no result or effect
    an otiose undertaking
  • s  disinclined to work or exertion

  • Throughout the '60s they had been told they were the otiose relics of a clogged, oppressive culture, whose values would soon be flushed away by the irresistible tide of .
  • Billed as satire, it opens bullish, closes bearish, but mostly just bumbles along with a portfolio full of otiose gags about Texas, the sexes (at least three), and stockbrokers .
  • When Warwick Deeping is writing in his own person, he likes to use much stiff-legged literarities as "flavicomous, ecology, otiose," speaks of people "occluding" the doorway.
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  • Schools Are ‘ Force Feeding ‘ Your Children
    Recently, a mother who THOUGHT she was hooking her kids up with a decent meal, got her children sent home with a written otiose and a FINE. Is the school lunch system removing our children’s liberties? …
    Nov. 19, 2013 - Nightcap TV

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