Examples of pertinent in a Sentence
- At the dawn of the common-law court system, jurors took their places as residents of the neighborhood where the pertinent events had occurred, who were assumed to possess special knowledge of the facts and, more important, of every witness's credibility. —Hiller B. Zobel, American Heritage, July/August 1995
- A more pertinent question than "What am I?" is "How can I be who I am and still hack it in America?" —C. Eric Lincoln, Lure and Loathing, 1993
- But as my moment of fame ticks by, a more pertinent issue persists: What hath CNN wrought in the worlds of communications, of diplomacy, of politics? —Peter Arnett, Washington Post, 25-31 Mar. 1991
- No recurrent symbolism in the Odyssey is more pertinent than the long and deliberate stripping its hero undergoes: of his ships, of his men, of his hopes, of his clothes, even of his very skin on the cliffs of Corfu. —John Fowles, Island, 1978
he impressed the jury with his concise, pertinent answers to the attorney's questions
Recent Examples of pertinent from the Web
Congressional investigators believe the unredacted versions contain pertinent information about the actions of former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and key investigators such as Mr. Strzok.
It was previously reported that Miami-Dade Police Detective Alvaro Zabaleta was collecting all pertinent information from the video to ensure that the proper procedures were followed during the incident.
Each school’s meetings and financial records must be open to the public, as well as other pertinent information about the operation of the school.
Today, the opposite worry seems more pertinent: oil prices have recovered somewhat, but the saving rate has tumbled.
Just mention the company name or stock ticker symbol and all pertinent information on the stock pops up on the screen.
The tweets came as police in London investigated a rush-hour fire aboard a subway train in the British capital as terrorism — but before authorities had confirmed other pertinent information.
In a sport with the physical toll of football, the ability to overcome injuries is a pertinent issue for every team.
In preparation for an intensifying storm of this magnitude, Jacksonville University is relying on social media to circulate pertinent information and emergency plans to students and parents.
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Synonymsapplicable, apposite, apropos, germane, material, pointed, relative, relevant, to the point
Antonymsextraneous, immaterial, impertinent, inapplicable, inapposite, irrelative, irrelevant, pointless
Related Wordsappropriate, apt, fit, fitting, suitable; important, meaningful, significant; sensible, useful; admissible, allowable
Near Antonymsfrivolous, inconsequential, insignificant, little, minor, negligible, slight, trifling, trivial, unimportant; meaningless, purposeless, senseless, useless; inappropriate, inapt, unsuitable; inadmissible
Synonym Discussion of pertinent
- found material relevant to her case
- a point not germane to the discussion
- facts material to the investigation
- a pertinent observation
- add an apposite quotation to the definition
- the rule is not applicable in this case
- the quip was apropos
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