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hopeless

Terminal care Futile. See Medical futility.
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Here Carthoris found considerable difficulty in subduing the second thoat, and as Kar Komak had never before ridden one of the beasts, it seemed a most hopeless job; but at last the bowman managed to scramble to the sleek back, and again the two beasts fled softly down the moss-grown avenues toward the open sea-bottom beyond the city.
He was making a slow recovery, but would remain a hopeless cripple all his life.
Now, was there some one in the hopeless unattainable distance?
"Oh, my dear," he returned with a hopeless gesture.
"Richard," I urged, "it is not so hopeless as that?"
He heard it patiently and feelingly, but I saw that on the two subjects he had reserved it was at present hopeless to make any representation to him.
Slowly, dully, the creatures rose to their feet and between the tugging of the warrior in front and the lashing of him behind the hopeless band was finally herded within the tower.
Hopeless indeed seemed her situation--hopeless it was.
She discerns, it may be, such a hopeless task before her.
These circumstances combine to give the leaders of the Hudson's Bay Company a decided advantage over all the American companies that come within their range, so that any close competition with them is almost hopeless.
That silent departure, that hopeless submission, impressed Isabel in spite of herself.
"Does she still meditate that hopeless project--the offspring, poor angel, of her artless, unthinking generosity?