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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRUITLESS

The owners of the factory wasted no time in fruitless sorrow.

I must thank you that I did not take a fruitless journey into Bristol.

He foresaw that any attempt at exculpation would be as fruitless as dangerous.

Christians around us living a sickly, feeble, fruitless life!

It was mere sophistry, and deceiving, fruitless, and unprofitable.

Labouring in vain, he must end in hating himself and his fruitless occupation?

He had just returned from a fruitless pursuit of the raiders.

Brown thought and guessed and surmised, but guesses and surmises were fruitless.

Each had the same story to tell, that the search had been a fruitless one.

Until they found the other horses in the stables pursuit was fruitless.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "unprofitable," from fruit + -less. Meaning "barren, sterile" is from 1510s. Related: Fruitlessly.

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