Many people had been surprised to see a man of his genius and learning stooping to every drudgery, and denying himself almost every comfort, for the purpose of supplying a silly, affected old woman with superfluities, which she accepted with but little gratitude.
Superfluous wealth can buy superfluities only.
He made extracts from the existing law, preserving the old words, and merely cutting out repetitions, removing contradictions, retrenching superfluities, so as immensely to reduce the bulk of the whole.
Rich men, out of their superfluities, were thenceforward to pay more than poor men out of their necessities.
For here, again, there is no argument which will demonstrate that bile is thinner than the serous superfluities.