And he recalled his own bootless wickedness and underhand intrigues.
"But he's gone on a bootless errand, I tell ye," continued Mrs. Garth.
I'll follow him no more with bootless prayers.Merchant of Venice.
"'Tis possible—nay, probable—that this is a bootless quest," said I dejectedly.
The matter is such a commonplace of history that it is bootless to labour it here.