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pur ti nint

  • s  having precise or logical relevance to the matter at hand
    a list of articles pertinent to the discussion
  • s  being of striking appropriateness and pertinence

  • It is pertinent to point out that he was not in town and could not have been at the scene of crime.
  • More pertinent might be Palin's positions on oil drilling in Alaska, where rich petroleum reserves paid each citizen over $1,600 in dividends in 2007.
  • It was both perfectly true and very pertinent to the trip I was making.
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  • Local Lens
    Send your LOCAL LENS photos to Make sure to include the name of the photographer, when and where it was taken and any other pertinent information.
    June 13, 2013 - Juneau Empire
  • Avi Creditor: Jozy Altidore, Geoff Cameron pace U.S. win over Panama
    The night started with banter regarding the controversial playing surface. A thorough 90 minutes later, that could not have been further from being pertinent.
    June 12, 2013 - Sports Illustrated
  • The history of Gib McClanahan
    If you would like to know the pertinent history of Ruidoso Downs Race Track sit down for a chat with the amiable 85-year-old trainer Gib McClanahan.
    June 11, 2013 - Ruidoso News

  • John Roberts in Forbes
    But Roberts said, "Discussion of issues cannot be suppressed simply because the issues also may be pertinent in an election. Where the First Amendment is implicated, the tie goes to the speaker, not the censor."
  • Darrell Issa in Huffington Post (blog)
    Yesterday, California congressman Darrell Issa, the senior Republican on the committee, said the Fed "engaged in a cover-up and deliberately hid concerns and pertinent details regarding the merger from other federal regulatory agencies."
  • Mike Vrabel in USA Today
    We don't do things just for the sake of doing them. We try to do things that really are pertinent to what we are trying to stop,Vrabel said. "We don't wait till halftime (to adjust). We try to come over on the sidelines and say, 'This is...

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