Thesaurus / lost causes
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

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His enthusiasm is devoted only to spiritual matters, to problems, to lost causes.

Romain RollandStefan Zweig

Viennet, a hot defender of lost causes, may be considered the latest of the epistolary poets of France.

Hence their general gloom, their air of lost causes, their prevailing acrimony.

Damn!Henry Louis Mencken

You are an enthusiast, a reformer, a prophet of lost causes.

The MissionerE. Phillips Oppenheim

It required no common loyalty to lost causes and ruined ideals—it is surely not harsh to indicate Captain Cranster by these terms?

She had courage: it was in the blood of those who stood for lost causes.

Harding of AllenwoodHarold Bindloss

He suffered the vexations and disappointments which must always harass those who fight for lost causes and falling men.

Lord Randolph ChurchillWinston Spencer Churchill

The cause will suffer from this madness more than ever it did, but in any case 'tis the most miserable of lost causes.

The lost causes are exactly those which might have saved the world.

The romance of "the home of lost causes" made no appeal to his practical mind.