uselessly

All Adverb
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  • If he never came she would rather go on waiting for him -- uselessly! Cited from The Wild Olive, by Basil King
  • And his division remained under fire for some time quite uselessly. Cited from War and Peace, by by Leo Tolstoy/Tolstoi
  • In all the time there are three days, those are not passed uselessly. Cited from Tender Buttons, by Gertrude Stein
  • The boys went back the same route they had so recently and so uselessly traveled. Cited from The Outdoor Girls at Ocean View, by Laura Lee Hope
  • I have no wish that you should sacrifice your lives so uselessly by remaining here with me. Cited from A Soldier of Virginia, by Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • I looked on, for to take part was to risk life and means of knowledge uselessly. Cited from An Original Belle, by E. P. Roe
  • To rise and march out would be to lose many men uselessly. Cited from Who Goes There?, by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  • Latour could not see even his enemy throw his life away so uselessly. Cited from The Light That Lures, by Percy Brebner
  • Two wings broke, and now hung uselessly down, one on either side. Cited from Tom Swift in the Caves of Ice, by Victor Appleton
  • A woman is frank when she does not lie uselessly A hero must be human. Cited from Widger's Quotations PG "French Immortals" series
  • I had no time to spare in thinking uselessly about the matter. Cited from My First Voyage to Southern Seas, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • She asked if there were any pensions, and went round them all -- uselessly. Cited from Blind Love, by Wilkie Collins
  • It was a bore to be leaving; no doubt that was what made him turn things inside-out so uselessly. Cited from The Glimpses of the Moon, by Edith Wharton
  • I now observed that he looked very pale and weak, and that both his arms hung down uselessly by his side. Cited from Dick Onslow, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • You will never know what I have gone through, and uselessly, to prove my innocence. Cited from The Goose Girl, by Harold MacGrath
  • We ought to; and we very much upbraid those who uselessly waste their power. Cited from Mother, by Maxim Gorky
  • They were brave, but they were not given to throwing their lives away uselessly. Cited from The Wheel O' Fortune, by Louis Tracy
  • It is all too probable that we would simply be throwing away uselessly the lives of more good men. Cited from Spacehounds of IPC, by Edward Elmer Smith
  • Days pass by uselessly and I cannot comfort myself if you would decide my case it would be a great help.
  • I stood and watched her little lamp uselessly lost among lights. Cited from Lighted to Lighten: The Hope of India, by Alice B. Van Doren
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Meaning of uselessly

  • adverb In a useless manner
    the furniture was sitting around uselessly