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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.
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.
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.
Shackleton accompanied the "Aurora" as a supernumerary officer, having been denied command by the governments of New Zealand, Australia and Great Britain, who had jointly organised the Ross Sea party's relief.
This production featured thousands of supernumerary actors and a meticulous reconstruction of first century Rome erected in the Tunisian desert.
``Ten years, and five as a supernumerary make fifteen.''
``The study does not take long; it was acting as a supernumerary that was so tedious.''

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