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  • as infutile
  • as inunavailing

synonyms for save one's breath

  • fruitless
  • hollow
  • impractical
  • ineffective
  • ineffectual
  • insufficient
  • trivial
  • unproductive
  • unprofitable
  • unsuccessful
  • useless
  • vain
  • worthless
  • abortive
  • barren
  • bootless
  • delusive
  • empty
  • exhausted
  • forlorn
  • idle
  • impracticable
  • in vain
  • no dice
  • nugatory
  • on a treadmill
  • otiose
  • out the window
  • profitless
  • resultless
  • sterile
  • to no avail
  • to no effect
  • to no purpose
  • trifling
  • unavailing
  • unimportant
  • unneeded
  • unreal
  • unsatisfactory
  • unsubstantial
  • valueless

antonyms for save one's breath

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  • effective
  • fruitful
  • helpful
  • productive
  • profitable
  • successful
  • useful
  • valuable
  • worthwhile
  • hopeful
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    How to use save one's breath in a sentence

    This will often save the foliage from drying up, a happening which makes the plants rather unsightly.
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    His hair was darker—almost brown save at the temples, where age had faded it to an ashen colour.
    ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
    It was one of those long moments that makes a fellow draw his breath sharp when he thinks about it afterward.
    RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
    Among the clergy therein he finds no offenses, save that a few have gambled in public; these are promptly disciplined.
    THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
    My thought was to keep pushing in troops from "W" Beach until the enemy had fallen back to save themselves from being cut off.
    GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
    While you were admiring the long roll of the wave, a sudden spray would be dashed over you, and make you catch your breath!
    MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
    She reached forward to it in ecstasy; but she might not enjoy it, save at the price which her conscience exacted.
    HILDA LESSWAYSARNOLD BENNETT
    Their jurisdictions overlapped and the Gascon would play second fiddle to no one save to his great brother-in-law.
    NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
    To save his faithful servant Frank wheeled Nejdi, and cut down a native who was lunging at Chumru with a bayonet.
    THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
    He was given no reply save a muttered curse, a command to hold his tongue, and an angry tug at his tied arms.
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