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synonyms for lost cause

  • bootless errand
  • fool's errand
  • merry chase
  • red herring
  • snipe hunt
  • vain attempt
  • waste of time
  • wasted effort
  • wasted labor
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How to use lost cause in a sentence

Whether they had ever, at different times, pleaded for or against the same cause, and cited precedents to prove contrary opinions?
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
The patache was never seen again, and there is not much doubt that it was lost with all hands on board.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Without any known cause of offence, a tacit acknowledgement of mutual dislike was shewn by Louis and de Patinos.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
This vessel, loaded with supplies, went ashore and was lost; and one hundred and twenty Japanese and three Dutchmen were drowned.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
There is cause for alarm when they bring one hundred and ten ships into these seas without any means of resistance on our part.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
They held the compound against repeated assaults, and lost several men in hand-to-hand fighting.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
How much of the imagination, how much of the intellect, evaporates and is lost while we seek to embody it in words!
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
Kum Kale has been a brilliant bit of work, though I fear we have lost nearly a quarter of our effectives.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
We do not know here what became of her, whether she was lost or arrived safely in Nueva España.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Rich natives and Chinese lost large sums of money, the total of which cannot be ascertained.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
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WORDS RELATED TO LOST CAUSE

  • bootless errand
  • fool's errand
  • lost cause
  • merry chase
  • red herring
  • snipe hunt
  • vain attempt
  • waste of time
  • wasted effort
  • wasted labor
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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