bootless

Part of speech: adverb

BOOTLESSLY.

Part of speech: noun

BOOTLESSNESS.

Part of speech: adjective

Profitless; useless; unavailing.

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Usage examples "bootless":

  1. But tears are bootless. - "The Seven Plays in English Verse", Sophocles.
  2. Lillian knew not what to say in the presence of this mighty love; her gentle efforts at mediation were bootless. - "Dora Thorne", Charlotte M. Braeme.
  3. If the march of the infantry had been much further prolonged we should have degenerated into a literally bootless expedition, for some of the men reached Bloemfontein with bare if not actually bleeding feet, while their nether garments were in a condition that beggared and baffled all description. - "With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back", Edward P. Lowry.