The latter, whose hands trembled in a manner to excite pity, turned a dull and meaningless
gaze upon the letter.
They listened to the French sentences which to them were meaningless
, with an air of understanding but not wishing to appear to do so.
He then wanted to know what people did at dances, seeing that he had only been to one thirty-five years ago, when nothing had seemed to him more meaningless
The scowl which occasionally showed itself on his square brow was not a meaningless
Sometimes the band took measured steps in unison to one side or the other, or backward and again forward--it all seemed very silly and meaningless
to me, but at the end of the first piece the Mahars upon the rocks showed the first indications of enthusiasm that I had seen displayed by the dominant race of Pellucidar.
It was real snow that lashed his face and covered him and chilled his right hand from which he had lost the glove, and this was a real desert in which he was now left alone like that wormwood, awaiting an inevitable, speedy, and meaningless
Up to that time they had been meaningless
and without apparent causation.
He heard words spoken that were meaningless to him, and other words that he had seen only in books and that no man or woman he had known was of large enough mental caliber to pronounce.
Just as he caught the swing of them and started, his imagination attuned in flight, always they vanished away in a chaotic scramble of sounds that was meaningless to him, and that dropped his imagination, an inert weight, back to earth.
Much that we know and could impart in our speech is meaningless
She is bound forever to that poor wretch--with nothing to look forward to but growing old in a succession of empty, meaningless
, barren years.
For this decline political confusion is the chief cause; first, in the renewal of the Hundred Years' War, with its sordid effort to deprive another nation of its liberty, and then in the brutal and meaningless War of the Roses, a mere cut-throat civil butchery of rival factions with no real principle at stake.
Besides the refrains which are perhaps a relic of communal composition and the conventional epithets which the ballads share with epic poetry there are numerous traditional ballad expressions--rather meaningless formulas and line-tags used only to complete the rime or meter, the common useful scrap-bag reserve of these unpretentious poets.
Then he gave utterance to a sentence which was utterly meaningless
He felt that if he admitted that, it would be proved that he had been talking meaningless