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tangential

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  • s  of superficial relevance if any
    a tangential remark
  • a  of or relating to or acting along or in the direction of a tangent
    tangential forces

  • His tangential answer to a very straightforward question, in order to obfuscate the issue, did not deter the intrepid mediaperson to ask the question all over again.
  • If Obama's relationship with Ayers, however tangential, exposes Obama as a radical himself, or at least as a man with terrible judgment, he shares that radicalism or terrible .
  • CUC was an e-commerce pioneer, giving Silverman a tangential link to the Internet bubble.
News & Articles

  • Iowan's dad once owned Tony Soprano's Bada Bing
    The New Jersey strip club where the late actor James Gandolfini was often filmed as mob boss Tony Soprano has a peculiar, if only tangential, connection to Iowa.
    June 21, 2013 - The Des Moines Register
  • Bada Bing: Des Moines' connection to The Sopranos'
    The New Jersey strip club where the late actor James Gandolfini was often filmed as mob boss Tony Soprano has a peculiar, if only tangential, connection to Iowa.
    June 21, 2013 - The Des Moines Register
Quotes

  • Gary Bettman in ESPN
    It was not a well-developed, complex criminal operation, and its relationship to hockey and the National Hockey League was at best tangential,Bettman said. "While I never have and never will attempt to minimize the severity of these...
  • Rod Blagojevich in Chicago Tribune
    Pointing at reporters trying to ask a question about the federal investigation, Blagojevich said: "If you guys want to cover this issue and cover the substance of it, then we can get that message out. But if you want to cover tangential, collateral...
  • Michael Stipe in USA Today
    He brought intelligence, excitement and very strong opinions,Stipe says. "He interrupted me, which I love. I'm the most tangential, and I ramble on and on. If you stick with me, I finally make sense, but he'd interrupt and move on."

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