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Word: supernumerary

Definition: person or thing excess of what is necessary; extra; ADJ: additional to the usual or necessary number


Sentences Containing 'supernumerary'

And when they run over a man that is walking in his sleep, a supernumerary sleeper in the wrong position, and wake him up, they suddenly stop the cars, and make a hue and cry about it, as if this were an exception.
Now, in the event of the king's death, his successor inherits a crown, when the employee dies, the supernumerary steps into his shoes, and receives his salary of twelve thousand livres.
``The study does not take long; it was acting as a supernumerary that was so tedious.''
``Ten years, and five as a supernumerary make fifteen.''
My aunt had obtained a signal victory over Mrs. Crupp, by paying her off, throwing the first pitcher she planted on the stairs out of window, and protecting in person, up and down the staircase, a supernumerary whom she engaged from the outer world.

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