The device of reconstructing internal dialogues sometimes feels a bit forced or superfluous.
The present is superfluous: everything has already been ordained.
Going broke working off the books, Nabil listened to a friend who told him that in Afghanistan, papers were superfluous.
Just two weeks ago, the experts were saying the Seoul summit would be superfluous as there was nothing left to decide.
Borges adds: “He remarked that for a man so equipped, actual travel was superfluous.”
If so it is pressed home and the superfluous slip is removed.
Of the significance of the life of this great man, it would be superfluous to speak.
It would be superfluous to speak of Miss Tree's merit in these characters.
He, too, was short and square of build, though he had no superfluous flesh.
To linger over this strange method of feeding is superfluous after what I have said about the Anthrax.
unnecessary; uncalled-for; wasteful
Latin super- + fluere 'to flow'