Thesaurus / ineffectual


When Superman and Batman doffed their costumes to become Clark Kent or Bruce Wayne, they revealed personae as ineffectual as Don Diego, the ennui-ridden, apolitical dandy who delights in playing parlor tricks with his handkerchief.

This model is meaningfully distinct from the constituency statutes in some states that seek to strengthen stakeholder interests, but that stakeholder advocates condemn as ineffectual.

The angel in thee and rejects the sprites That ineffectual crowd about his strength, And mingle with his work and claim a share!

Martin V. published a favourable bull, but it was ineffectual.

Whether freighted richly with the essential, or merely burdened with the ineffectual, it is equally irretrievable.

The Life RadiantLilian Whiting

Of feeble justice, ineffectual, drop The sword and balance: mute the voice of joy, And hush'd the clamor of the busy world.

And the Supreme Court set the order aside, declaring it to be “ineffectual for any purpose and void.”

The unfortunate result of the system is that the playwright is sacrificed to the stars—most of whom are ineffectual.

Our Stage and Its Critics"E.F.S." of "The Westminster Gazette"

The cavalry in the rear draw their sabers, dash upon the exultant foe, but it is an ineffectual charge.

Following the FlagCharles Carleton Coffin

Charles was now master of the fort, for the Republican soldiers, after an ineffectual resistance, were put to the sword.

Boscobel: or, the royal oakWilliam Harrison Ainsworth

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