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The preaching was the more effective for its playfulness, point, strength, pertinency.

And has that counsel no pertinency for the Christian believers of our own time?

The pertinency of such and other questions cannot be doubted.

It was necessary to explain the two first lines, the better to see the pertinency and force of what followeth, from ver.

He has glanced through many volumes for similes and quotations of pertinency.

By the range of his humour, the pertinency of his observation, and the vigour of his expression he awoke immediate attention.

At the same, time it should be observed, that their pertinency as proofs remains unaltered.

What pertinency can it have to the issue now submitted to you for your decision?

The argument of "the safe side" would have no pertinency, even with the imbecile, if man were immortal.

The courtiers address him; his answers surprise by their pertinency and depth: at length he is brought to the King.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Anglo-French purtinaunt (late 13c.), Old French partenant (mid-13c.) and directly from Latin pertinentem (nominative pertinens) "pertaining," present participle of pertinere "to relate, concern" (see pertain). Related: Pertinently.

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