It was not yet certain, although very probable, that the tulip would flower black; if, therefore, he stole it now, he not only might be committing a useless
crime, but also the theft might be discovered in the time which must elapse until the flower should open.
to plead with her; useless
to kiss her; she only reiterated the words, "So thirsty
I am weary of my lonely useless existence here, and eager to make my life more happy and more useful, in the household of all others in which I should like most to have a place.
The influence of the 'lonely useless existence' of which she complained, was distinctly an influence in his favour.
Any change in function, which can be effected by insensibly small steps, is within the power of natural selection; so that an organ rendered, during changed habits of life, useless or injurious for one purpose, might easily be modified and used for another purpose.
Rudimentary organs may be compared with the letters in a word, still retained in the spelling, but become useless in the pronunciation, but which serve as a clue in seeking for its derivation.
He could only think of her as triumphant, successful in her menace of a wholly useless
remorse never to be effaced.
If young ones can't get onto the property ladder it's all down to our useless
, out-of-touch Tory government and their equally useless
Five minutes is the average nookie time for these lazy, useless
I'd say Sergio was fairly useless
that afternoon, yeah, because he wasn't able to play.
Dirty Power is useless
by Mr Huddleston's criteria.
a unit of the Army will detonate useless
ammunition in the vicinity of Souk El-Gharb region in Aley.