no purpose

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  • We began over and over again, but it was all to no purpose. Cited from My Double Life, by Sarah Bernhardt
  • To return them to their own country, were to war to no purpose. Cited from Zenobia, by William Ware
  • Do they think that the same is repeated so often for no purpose? Cited from Apology of the Augsburg Confession, by Melanchthon
  • We have tried to stand against them, but it is all to no purpose. Cited from A Heroine of France, The Story of Joan of Arc, by Evelyn Everett-Green
  • She had no purpose in her, no will to make it come. Cited from Anne Severn and the Fieldings, by May Sinclair
  • Done himself in for no purpose, for he had lost her too. Cited from Civilization, by Ellen Newbold La Motte
  • It was all to no purpose, the money could not be found. Cited from The Young Bridge-Tender, by Arthur M. Winfield
  • He went through every room in search of her, but all to no purpose. Cited from The Rocks of Valpre, by Ethel May Dell
  • The common means we have already tried, and tried to no purpose. Cited from Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12), by Burke
  • It will be to no purpose to show me more now. Cited from Zenobia, by William Ware
  • But my labour was to no purpose, for she was in love herself. Cited from Stories from the Italian Poets: With Lives of the Writers, Vol. 2, Hunt
  • I can make nothing of it, having studied it a full hour to no purpose. Cited from Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Volume 2, Matthew L. Davis
  • Also we have had the place watched from the outside, to no purpose. Cited from Torchy and Vee, by Sewell Ford
  • Of course, I had made an enemy of the girl and to no purpose. Cited from Paradise Garden, by George Gibbs
  • The ten opposed them as they came up, but to no purpose. Cited from Stories from the Italian Poets: With Lives of the Writers, Vol. 2, Hunt
  • Both made every effort to find us, but to no purpose. Cited from The Story of Mattie J. Jackson, by L. S. Thompson
  • So do not think you are living to no purpose. Cited from Food for the Lambs; or, Helps for Young Christians, by Charles Ebert Orr
  • They worked a long time at it to no purpose. Cited from Welsh Folk-Lore, by Elias Owen
  • There must be no purpose in any field of knowledge. Cited from Warlord of Kor, by Terry Gene Carr
  • Sometimes we pulled towards one bank and sometimes towards the other, but to no purpose. Cited from Hurricane Hurry, by W.H.G. Kingston
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