01. Excuse me Joanne, but I really don't think your personal remarks concerning Ted's performance of his job are [pertinent] to our discussions here.
02. She has lots of skills, but they are not [pertinent] to the job she applied for.
03. Beatrice made some very [pertinent] remarks during our discussion.
04. All [pertinent] information should be forwarded to the appropriate person.
05. The sex of the applicant is not [pertinent] to our choice for the job.
06. The instructor included [pertinent] references to various books in his lecture on the development of the ethnic voice in English literature.
07. I'll have the secretary put any information which is [pertinent] to the project on your desk by this afternoon.
08. His [impertinent] questions angered everyone.
09. There are some [pertinent] facts which should be considered before any decision is made.
10. John has made some [pertinent] observations that I think could be helpful to our discussions.
11. The defendant's previous record is certainly [pertinent] to his sentencing for this latest crime.
12. Anyone having evidence which could be considered [pertinent] to the investigation are asked to phone the police.
13. I have highlighted any experience that I consider to be [pertinent] to the job on all the resumés we have received.
14. His data is especially [pertinent] now that a previous study has been shown to have been falsified.
15. Joseph Bronowski once said that the essence of science is to ask an impertinent question; then you are on the way to a [pertinent] answer.
16. The young man was asking [impertinent] questions of the teacher, and she began to get annoyed.

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  • pertinent — pertinent, ente [ pɛrtinɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] adj. • 1300 « qui a rapport à »; lat. pertinens, p. prés. de pertinere « concerner »; cf. impertinent 1 ♦ Dr. Qui a rapport à la question, qui se rapporte au fond même de la cause. Moyens pertinents et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • pertinent — PERTINÉNT, Ă, pertinenţi, te, adj. 1. (livr.) Care se potriveşte exact obiectului despre care este vorba, care este adecvat pentru ceea ce vrea să argumenteze; potrivit, nimerit, convenabil; p. ext. care denotă profunzime, competenţă. ♦ (jur.)… …   Dicționar Român

  • Pertinent — Per ti*nent, a. [L. pertinens, entis, p. pr. of pertinere: cf. F. pertinent. See {Pertain}.] 1. Belonging or related to the subject or matter in hand; fit or appropriate in any way; adapted to the end proposed; apposite; material; relevant; as,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pertinent — pertinent, ente (pèr ti nan, nan t ) adj. Terme de pratique. Qui se rapporte à la question, qui a trait à la question. •   Les reproches seront proposés par la partie ou par son avoué avant la déposition du témoin, qui sera tenu de s expliquer… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • pertinent — Pertinent, Ce que tu dis n est point pertinent, ne à propos, Quod dicis, nihil ad rem, Ad rem non pertinet. Lieu plus pertinent, Plus convenable et à propos, Commodior locus. On ne sçauroit faire chose plus pertinente, ne qui vint mieux à propos …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • pertinent — I adjective adapted, affinitive, appertaining, applicable, apposite, appropriate, appurtenant, apropos, apt, associated, associative, bearing on the question, belonging, concerning, connected, fit, fitting, germane, having direct bearing, having… …   Law dictionary

  • pertinent to — index comparative Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pertinent — late 14c., from Anglo Fr. purtinaunt (late 13c.), from O.Fr. partenant (mid 13c.), from L. pertinentem (nom. pertinens) pertaining, prp. of pertinere to relate, concern (see PERTAIN (Cf. pertain)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pertinent — *relevant, germane, material, apposite, applicable, apropos Analogous words: fitting, apt, happy, felicitous (see FIT): pat, *seasonable, opportune, timely, well timed Antonyms: impertinent: foreign …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • pertinent — [adj] relevant, suitable admissible, ad rem, applicable, apposite, appropriate, apropos, apt, connected, fit, fitting, germane, kosher*, legit*, material, on target*, on the button*, on the nose*, opportune, pat*, pertaining, proper, related,… …   New thesaurus

  • pertinent — Pertinent, [pertin]ente. adj. Qui est tel qu il convient. Il ne se dit guere que dans les phrases suivantes. Raisons pertinentes. excuses pertinentes. il m a convaincu par des raisons trés pertinentes. ce n est pas là une excuse pertinente. On… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

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