supernumerary

Part of speech: adjective

Being beyond a certain number; superfluous.

Part of speech: noun

A supernumerary person or thing; a stage performer without a speaking part.

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Usage examples "supernumerary":

  1. Madame Crochard affected blindness, as if, with a reminiscence of her old parts, she was only required to figure as a supernumerary. - "A Second Home", Honore de Balzac.
  2. The exile may at least keep his pride; but what pride is possible to the broken supernumerary who " lags superfluous on the stage"? - "Masterman and Son", W. J. Dawson.
  3. Unhappily for this hope, the supernumerary was not disposed to regard himself as such. - "The Mayor of Warwick", Herbert M. Hopkins.