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Definition of "pertinence" [per•ti•nence]

  • The quality of being pertinent. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "pertinence" in a sentence
  • "But its main pertinence to this discussion is the demand the lover puts on the maiden for her to give up everything of her privileged life to follow him in his outlaw life as he goes into hiding."
  • "If I write "pertinence" it is because the result is pretty much known in advance."
  • "Though she tends to borrow the appearances and language of the past, the real strength of her art lies in its uncomfortable pertinence to contemporary experience."