from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no prospect or hope of success in one's future.
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- adj. Without a future.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Without prospect of betterment in the future.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having no prospect or hope of a future
To arrive at the point where the world can be truthfully named in its relation to God involves some grasp of the world as object of pointless, 'futureless' love; it must therefore involve levels of bewilderment, deep emotional confusion and frustration in the process, even a blurring of the boundaries between love and rejection (since we are frightened of replacing ordinary human affection with this radical and disabling love).
Young Tarwater is hungry for more than the world can supply; Rayber suffers from the drag of a 'futureless' love that wants and needs only itself as love and seeks no outcome.
Yet without the breakthrough to the level of hunger and 'futureless' passion, there is no forgiveness.
They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and chance the future.
They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future.
No. He is, in fact, a mouth-breathing brat, an uncommunicative cipher, a selfish unappreciative loafer, an aggressively stupid misfit and a foul-tongued, futureless creep.
So, the big question before the nation is: do we try to re-start the whole smoking, creaking hopeless, futureless machine?
It occurs to me that - in the current climate - feeling a bit glum and futureless is a sign that you're perfectly normal :
In my case, this approach would have seen me become a homeless, futureless, unemployable junkie before my super sweet sixteen... and I knew this much as soon as I was old enough to know anything.
Not a particularly attractive town, it's the kind of town whose motto might as well be "Get me outta Dodge," not unlike those desperate and bleakly futureless burgs of the Midwest whose economies are fueled by methamphetamine factories in rusted trailers and the promise of a new prison.
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