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good-for-little

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of little account or value.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • “As for the rest, I guess how it is, and I scorn to bear malice, or tell tales, as much as another; but no thanks to that little jilting devil, Jenny Dennison, who deserves a tight skelping for trying to lead an honest lad into a scrape, just because he was so silly as to like her good-for-little chit face.”

    Old Mortality

  • Unbeknownst to us, the good-for-little had landed himself a position, or so Uncle Augie claimed.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • Veale was truly a feckless, good-for-little creature.

    The Devil's Garden

  • "Oh!" replied the stranger, "I'm an odd kind of good-for-little fellow, one day poor, another day rich, but if you wish to know more about me or my habits, come with me and perhaps I may show you more than you would make out if you went alone."

    Celtic Fairy Tales

  • The trisyllables, and the rumblers of syllables more than three, are but the good-for-little magnates.]

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • I guess how it is, and I scorn to bear malice, or tell tales, as much as another; but no thanks to that little jilting devil, Jenny Dennison, who deserves a tight skelping for trying to lead an honest lad into a scrape, just because he was so silly as to like her good-for-little chit face. "

    Old Mortality, Complete

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