There was, for instance, a Lithuanian who was a cattle butcher for the plant where Marija had worked, which killed meat for canning only; and to hear this man describe the animals which came to his place would have been worthwhile
for a Dante or a Zola.
The others could not see how deep he had gone, so it might be worthwhile
to try and rescue him.
And a man may have two minds whether it isn't worthwhile
to get a bruise or two for the sake of a bit o' fun.
Had I not known the whole chain of events, or had she not seen how much I was pained and disturbed by her teasing insistency, she would never have thought it worthwhile
to soothe me with this frankness--even though, since she not infrequently used me to execute commissions that were not only troublesome, but risky, she ought, in my opinion, to have been frank in ANY case.
He is of such a very easy disposition that probably he would never think it worthwhile
to mention how he really feels, but he feels languid about the profession.