fruitlessness

[ froot-lis ]SEE DEFINITION OF fruitlessness

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRUITLESSNESS

She recognized the fruitlessness of the effort, and abandoning it stood up.

I mentioned the fruitlessness of my own efforts to awake the ministry.

Her alarm augmented, as the fruitlessness of her endeavors became apparent.

And yet, for all its fruitlessness, that prattle about art gave them a valid claim on our respect.

The fruitlessness of the effort affected him more keenly than the effort itself.

But if the Cards be low in Values he has desired to Fruitlessness.

On seeing the fruitlessness of all his efforts, he killed himself in despair.

The result was that the fruitlessness of the suggestion was admitted by its author.

Here you have explained the fruitlessness, indeed the paralysis, of many a pulpit.

I know the fruitlessness, the utter despair, that awaits such a sentiment.

WORD ORIGIN

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

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