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Every moment the jester expected an outcry; the announcement of the fruitlessness of the attack, but the morio made no sound.
UNDER THE ROSEFREDERIC STEWART ISHAM
And yet, for all its fruitlessness, that prattle about art gave them a valid claim on our respect.
HENRY JAMESREBECCA WEST
Here you have explained the fruitlessness, indeed the paralysis, of many a pulpit.
THE YOUNG PRIEST'S KEEPSAKEMICHAEL PHELAN
Will it be to see these people, to reason with them, to explain to them the fruitlessness of what they are doing?
SIR BROOK FOSSBROOKE, VOLUME I.CHARLES JAMES LEVER
And Nigel Merriton, whose guest the man was, must of necessity be told the fruitlessness of the searchers' self-appointed task.
THE RIDDLE OF THE FROZEN FLAMEMARY E. HANSHEW
It is a wise lesson from a master preacher, and half of the fruitlessness of modern preaching is due to the neglect of it.
THE EXPOSITOR'S BIBLEGEORGE ADAM SMITH
At length, convinced of the fruitlessness of his efforts, he flew off to seek some more easily procurable food.
RAMBLES OF A NATURALISTJOHN D. GODMAN
Experience constantly showed him the fruitlessness of his efforts, but he paid no attention to its teachings.
RUSSIADONALD MACKENZIE WALLACE
A death-bed repentance has become proverbial for its fruitlessness, and a death-bed forgiveness61 equally so.
A COMMONPLACE BOOK OF THOUGHTS, MEMORIES, AND FANCIES.ANNA JAMESON
The fruitlessness and vanity of war appear in the great conflicts by which the world has been lacerated.
CHARLES SUMNER; HIS COMPLETE WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 20)CHARLES SUMNER
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FRUITLESSNESS

  • bootlessness
  • emptiness
  • frivolousness
  • fruitlessness
  • hollowness
  • idleness
  • ineffectiveness
  • ineffectuality
  • meaninglessness
  • pointlessness
  • senselessness
  • unavailingness
  • unprofitableness
  • vainness
  • vanity
  • worthlessness
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