Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without use, profit, or success.
- adv. In a bootless manner.
“Aside: Spent ages hunting, fruitlessly — or bootlessly, if you prefer — for this on YouTube after a pal old us about it.”
“One should never greet a mystery guest bootlessly.”
“For those who bootlessly disgrace the name of philosophy are convicted of knowing nothing at all, as they are themselves forced, though unwillingly, to confess, since not only do they disagree with each other, but also expressed their own opinions sometimes in one way, sometimes in another.”
“He intended to unlimber the part of him which had longed so bootlessly for Her Nibs these last three weeks and use it to hose down their dead faces.”
“The Mandáyas, enraged at the loss of their property bootlessly bestowed on the priest, threatened to make an attack upon the people of the Agúsan.”
“Colina, alternately cajoling and commanding, pursued him bootlessly.”
“Ross Wilbur, hunted for and bootlessly traced from Buenos Ayres in the south to the Aleutian Islands in the north.”
“One is apt to imagine so, in considering the history of that royal race, in whose behalf so much fidelity, so much valor, so much blood were desperately and bootlessly expended.”
“I would never be able to find Italy on a map," said Luigi bootlessly.”
“If the reader will imagine each mark on the coat, of which “Nompy "bootlessly complains, done in different colors, he will have some idea of the infinite pains Field bestowed on the details of his epistolary pranks.”
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