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unproductive of success

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In stark contrast, on numerous occasions I've curiously watched bootless waterfowl and gulls comfortably standing for hours on ice.
And later, when Glendower boasts of having thrice driven King Henry "Bootless home and weather-beaten back," Hotspur mocks amazement: "Home without boots, and in foul weather too!/ How 'scapes he agues in the devil's name?" (3.1.71-72).
An uncertain path looms ahead of the barnacle skin cowboy, with forks at every step and night looming: while the good cowboy may inevitably find himself trapped by indecision or longing or steep cliffs, he is never, never bootless. This is not a rule.
In several paradigm "ignorance" has a different meaning of "without knowledge", has applied bootless speaking that their consideration is not the work of this written.
However, the possibility of losing at trial--a genuine possibility under a de novo standard of review--hopefully provides adequate incentive to the IRS to sharpen its thought processes and to avoid setting up bootless adjustments.
In one of his most famous sonnets about love and its sometimes accompanying depression, Shakespeare wrote about "trouble(ing) deaf heaven with my bootless cries."
/ "We may, as bootless, spend our vain command / Upon th' enraged soldiers in their spoil, / As send our precepts to the leviathan, / To come ashore." Shakespeare's Henry V.
/ He robs himself that spends a bootless grief" (1.3.209-10), and Brabantio replies: "But words are words: I never yet did hear / That the bruised heart was pieced [mended] through the ear" (219-20).
(5.) Shakespeare's Sonnet 29 reads in full as follows: When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries And look upon myself and curse my fate, Wishing me like to one more rich in hope, Featured like him, like him with friends possess'd, Desiring this man's art and that man's scope, With what I mast enjoy contented least; Yet in these thoughts myself almost despising, Haply I think on thee, and then my state, Like to the lark at break of day arising From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven's gate; For thy sweet love remernber'd such wealth brings That then I scorn to change my state with kings.
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 Motu have been subdivided in scholarly literature into the 'Western Motu', and the 'Eastern Motu.' 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.
An understanding of logical form would be bootless without a prior understanding of the constitution of human existence.