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- adv. In a useless manner.
- adv. To no useful purpose.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a useless manner; without profit or advantage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in a useless manner
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Calling uselessly after him, gaze swiveling from the place where the escapee had vanished into the night to the fallen one left behind, Carly made the obvious connection: Sandra had tripped over Hugo.
Howard had confessed, so why should she jeopardize her good name uselessly?
With regard to Israel, were it demonstrated that particular Israeli air strikes "uselessly" aggravated Palestinian civilian suffering, and that the commanding officers knew or should have known this, they would be subject to prosecution for war crimes.
The night before the massacre, only one Casspir patrolled the squatter camp while five were "uselessly" left in
(There, see how annoying it was to read the same phrase uselessly repeated multiple times?
It clanged on impact, the blade slipping off to the side uselessly.
He hauled his long legs out of the bed and sat on the edge for a moment, checking his wrist uselessly for the time.
All he did was fiddle about uselessly, then got on with carving me up.
In any case, it's a play that stands and falls on the dignity of its Duchess, the deliciousness of her villainous brothers, and the subtlety of the most complex character in the play, the veteran soldier Bosola, who discovers repentance too late and much too uselessly.
Rather than uselessly generalize, I prefer to address specific claims.