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  • noun Plural form of nonessential.

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Examples

  • It's going to start with the so-called nonessentials, things like, you know, meetings with contractors, meetings here in the Pentagon, paperwork kinds of things.

    CNN Transcript Apr 3, 2007

  • Here's a prediction: in five years, a UN convention will enshrine network access as a human right (preemptive strike against naysayers: "Human rights" aren't only water, food and shelter, they include such "nonessentials" as free speech, education, and privacy).

    Boing Boing

  • He was expected to tell a business summit the U.S. would cut " nonessentials " from the federal budget and get its fiscal house in order, according to the prepared text.

    Obama Tries to Repair Damage

  • » Shifting giving: Grants are being moved from "nonessentials" to "essentials" such as food banks and housing assistance.

    IndyStar.com Top Stories

  • Here's a prediction: in five years, a UN convention will enshrine network access as a human right (preemptive strike against naysayers: "Human rights" aren't only water, food and shelter, they include such "nonessentials" as free speech, education, and privacy).

    Original Signal - The best of Web 2.0

  • "I'm a strong person and always have been, but I'm almost to the breaking point," says Carruth, whose hairstyling business dried up after tourists stopped coming to the beach and locals cut back on nonessentials like haircuts.

    Gulf Oil Spill Well Is Dead, But Not Residents' Anguish

  • He advocated for designs that clearly emphasized what a product could do and that were "not burdened with nonessentials."

    Shaping the Look Of the World Around Us

  • But where Cathy had placed nonessentials: dustbins, mops, loosely-bristled brooms.

    Empty Windows, Empty Rooms

  • You can have everything you need to be healthy, happy, and lead a productive life if you just peel away the nonessentials that distract you and drag you—and your time, energy, and of course finances—down.

    Lighten Up

  • "I'm a strong person and always have been, but I'm almost to the breaking point," says Carruth, whose hairstyling business dried up after tourists stopped coming to the beach and locals cut back on nonessentials like haircuts.

    Gulf Oil Spill Well Is Dead, But Not Residents' Anguish

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