Inhibitory pressure of collar (size 17) and waistcoat (5 buttons), two articles of clothing superfluous in the costume of mature males and inelastic to alterations of mass by expansion.
If a man believes in the NiceneCreed, that is, in the Church, that is, in those who callthemselves its representatives, the Sermon on the Mount becomessuperfluous for him.
The easiest way out of such a predicament, it is superfluous to say, is never to get into it.
Now the saving of a large and complex structure, when rendered superfluous by the parasitic habits of the Proteolepas, though effected by slow steps, would be a decided advantage to each successive individual of the species; for in the struggle for life to which every animal is exposed, each individual Proteolepas would have a better chance of supporting itself, by less nutriment being wasted in developing a structure now become useless.
Miss Micawber I found made snug for stormy weather, in the same manner; with nothing superfluous about her.