uselessness


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the condition or quality of being useless or ineffective

the condition or state of being incapable of accomplishing or effecting anything

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The lioness fretted about the bole of the tree for a short time; but finally, either realizing the uselessness of her vigil, or prompted by the pangs of hunger, she stalked majestically away and disappeared in the brush that hid her lord, who had not once shown himself during the altercation.
In any case, it did light our way, vaguely, it is true, but I soon accustomed myself to the peculiar darkness, and I understood, under such circumstances, the uselessness of the Ruhmkorff apparatus.
The staple conversation on the farms around was on the uselessness of saving money; and smockfrocked arithmeticians, leaning on their ploughs or hoes, would enter into calculations of great nicety to prove that parish relief was a fuller provision for a man in his old age than any which could result from savings out of their wages during a whole lifetime.
Archer, evidently perceiving the uselessness of trying to ascribe the actions of foreigners to a sense of delicacy.
What troubled him most was the uselessness of Fanny's effort.
She had devoted herself to him with some little sacrifices of self, only remembered now for their uselessness in saving her father the disappointment that sprang from his sanguine and one- idea'd temperament.
Her death has all the pathetic uselessness of martyrdom, all its wasted beauty.
The very openness of your life here makes interference with you more difficult, and as to warning letters - well, you have proved the uselessness of them."
This exemplifies the absolute uselessness of the 10th-rate politicians in Wales.
Like many, I've now become completely disillusioned by the Brexit saga, and the utter uselessness of our Westminster political parties for being utterly selfish and, frankly, not fit for purpose.
Around this core friendship, Crossan builds in the raging disappointment parents can be, the potential uselessness of safety nets - like school - that are meant to catch you, and the nastiness of teenage girls.
It seems to suggest that an individual experiences the same environment the same suffering the same sense of uselessness worthlessness and timelessness all over the day as well as throughout one's life.
on that morning sought symbolism in setting a time of 11 on the 11th so ensuring that the bloody uselessness of that war would continue for another seven hours.
Yale social theorist Richard Sennett argues young people are haunted by a "specter of uselessness." The threat of social "uselessness" encourages college enrollment, with little change in two decades of graduation rates.
The university issues "List of words to be banished from the Queen's English for misuse, overuse and general uselessness," each year in an effort to dispense with some of the worst verbal clutter, according to The Christian Science Monitor.