Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a useless manner; without profit or advantage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a useless manner.
  • adverb To no useful purpose.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb in a useless manner

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Examples

  • 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.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • 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.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • 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.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • 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.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • Howard had confessed, so why should she jeopardize her good name uselessly?

    The Third Degree A Narrative of Metropolitan Life

  • 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.

    Allan Gerson: Proportionality and Disproportionality: A Guide to Arguments about Gaza

  • The night before the massacre, only one Casspir patrolled the squatter camp while five were "uselessly" left in

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • (There, see how annoying it was to read the same phrase uselessly repeated multiple times?

    jr conlin's ink stained banana

  • It clanged on impact, the blade slipping off to the side uselessly.

    Starcraft II: Devils’ Due

  • He hauled his long legs out of the bed and sat on the edge for a moment, checking his wrist uselessly for the time.

    The Priest

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