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


Oxford may be the home of lost causes, but she is also the cradle for infant pens.

I have quite a battalion of lost causes dependent on me now.

They longed to be in the daring minority, to battle for lost causes.

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

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

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

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

Oxford, the home of so many other lost causes, apparently aspires to be also the home of the lost cause of mendacity.

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

If that were only written, he thought, then he would clear up the lost causes of everything.