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- n. The state of being senseless.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or condition of being senseless, in any sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. total lack of meaning or ideas
And not only had they found nothing, but they had plainly acknowledged that the very thing which made me despair -- namely the senselessness of life -- is the one indubitable thing man can know.
Nay! my son was passing fair, and when thou sawest him thy fancy straight became thy Cypris; for every sensual act that men commit, they lay upon this goddess, and rightly does her name of Aphrodite begin the word for "senselessness"; so when thou didst catch sight of him in gorgeous foreign garb, ablaze with gold, thy senses utterly forsook thee.
It may have been senseless by our standards, but it was a kind of senselessness that we have to expect from people like them.
Why, he thought, pleased as an overtired child with the fancy, in a sense they were always alone, shut up in a kind of senselessness -- just like us all.
All that kind of senselessness is doing is serving to make Harris more sympathetic.
"senselessness" of those entrusted with its affairs, as threatening
His mother called me several times and I was very affected by her story and the senselessness of having a man spend a quarter of a century in prison for theft of a cheap television.
Is it right to use these great historical events as triggers for personal development, or is it right to leave them in their senselessness and waste?
Increasingly, a new majority of American voters were energized and angered not just by the senselessness of U.S. actions in Iraq, but by a government that was largely alone among our allies in ignoring the well-established science on man-made global warming, or the lack of sanity in the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policies toward homosexuals.
The senselessness of the act filled her with rage.
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