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Synonyms for profitlessly

without gain or profit

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And he can only be withdrawn from it in order to be consumed profitlessly, and therefore utterly destroyed.
One could write volumes rather profitlessly pulling apart every single connection in this model.
In The Tempest, Caliban utters the famous lines: "You taught me language; and my profit on't / Is, I know how to curse."(114) Not only has Shakespeare's Caliban profitlessly learned Prospero's language, but he also appears to have forgotten his own.
About fifteen articles I have read with distaste and profitlessly: they bristle with 'strategy' (seven in Helene Keyssar's Feminist Theatre), 'discourse', 'paradigm', 'gynocriticism', phrases like 'post-structuralist reading strategies' and 'a simple given' in J.