bootless


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  • adj

Synonyms for bootless

Synonyms for bootless

unproductive of success

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So, for this play, the foot becomes an appendage in crisis, looking for the ground, keeping (or refusing) faith with it, enduring its unavailability, galled and kibed and sore and bootless.
He not only made the phrase "bootless cries" a part of the everyday lexicon, he also provided us with a beautiful example of the nature of the reporters' interlocutions - they are nothing more than bootless cries, and in large measure they resemble a baby's sucking on a pacifier.
Another colleague went bootless to Cyprus but had chanced his arm on arrival at Larnaca Airport and asked Darren Fletcher if he could borrow a pair of his.
The latter occupy territory to the east of Port Moresby beyond an inlet now called Bootless Inlet and in former times, when they were the enemy of the Western Motu, were called the Lakwaharu.
But if two theories are both appealing, though in different, incommensurate ways, it would, as I suggested at the beginning of this response, most likely be bootless to argue that one theory is more appealing than the other.
as a cooling warmth embraces our searching soles as the land vapour rises like a bootless infantry and through her liberated pores our earth breathes again.
out of all that empty sound and bootless fury one silence, among that loud and moiling all of them just one simple enough to believe that horror and outrage were first and last simply horror and outrage and was crude enough to act upon that, illiterate and had no words for talking .
When you read newspaper reports that women trainees in a national coaching institute are being used as maidservants to serve tea and snacks to visitors, or coaches sexually exploiting them, or sportswomen at the national level getting stale bread for their breakfast, you know that the attitude towards women's sports hasn't changed much from the days when Hem and her friends played bootless football on their school ground.
How did the men disembark from the trapped ship, bootless, only to be faced with the dauntless task of finding shelter on the icy Arctic shores?
But this our purpose now is twelve months old, And bootless 'tis to tell you we will go.
Fling your broad shields away Bootless against such foes; But hand to hand we'll fight today, And with their bayonets close.
The Boot Fund was started in Foleshill by teacher George Gibson, who realised many of the 71 boys he taught were "wretchedly-clothed, undernourished and almost bootless.
In an era in which lay witnesses sell their stories to the media even before testifying in court, it is bootless to prevent lawyers from commenting on that testimony.
The full Oxford English Dictionary has no qualms about listing bootless and shoelessness, but socklessness is nowhere to be found.
Early originalist scholars encountered the legitimate criticism that their search for an elusive "original intent" was bootless because the subjectivity of "intent" made it malleable, like the search for "congressional intent" in the entrails of legislative history.