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    1. Inside was a really large telescope in a case, many large, securely-locked map cases, a large finely-detailed globe of the world on a gimbaled stand, an unintelligible plastic machine, other purposeless tools, another table, more chairs, a comfortable reading chair with a plumbed lantern, a whole library of bookcases and a big clipstand holding what must be the ships manifest

    2. He describes it as a frame of mind “in which nothing definite is thought, planned, striven for, desired, or expected, which aims in no particular direction and yet knows itself capable alike of the possible and the impossible, so unswerving is its power…” [183] The author quotes his teacher as saying, “The right art is purposeless, aimless! The more obstinately you try to learn how to shoot the arrow for the sake of hitting the goal, the less you will succeed in the one and the further the other will recede

    3. A reality that also happens to be pointless, purposeless, meaningless

    4. Whether Sci–Coll realises it or not, its obsession with reducing everything to the purposeless motion of matter is, paradoxically, a purpose in itself

    5. A blossom on the stem serves God’s Natural purpose before it dies; One in the florist’s window has only A short moment of glory, and Dies… Purposeless

    6. He no longer conducted a marching band; he now taught singing to men under arms, a completely purposeless endeavour in the face of the armies that were advancing from all sides

    7. It was a purposeless and pretentious way of life for a

    8. At least, he grasped enough of the meaning of this Scripture to enable him somewhat to enjoy the episode and to prevent his becoming overmuch depressed by the apparent purposeless ending of the triumphal procession

    9. Seeing the futility of their purposeless cohabitation, she had set him free through divorce, and maybe to atone for its mistake, her fate led her to Anand, the man made for her

    10. “Why am I above that? Why can I not have what the living have, the mortal purposeless but undeniable craving to feel someone else’s skin against their skins

    11. Wii are bored with purposeless purchasing and annoyed by

    12. “If your dog is so fucking codependent it needs antidepressants, it's not because it has a chemical imbalance, but because it has a purposeless existence, except for serving as an audience member for your ego

    13. A purposeless pet is imprisoned and dependent upon you for stimulation

    14. “The waste of our purposeless pets and the industries that support them is a burden to the world

    15. Once he had extracted the final penance there was nothing more for him there, and he would feel empty and purposeless until he could recharge himself with a new and perhaps even more deviant pursuit

    16. What about the right of a young man not to shipped off against his will to fight a purposeless

    17. Get dried and dressed, what else could I do? But whatever I did, it all seemed equally purposeless

    18. is form cannot be endless and purposeless, he thought

    19. Without freedom life can be truly purposeless

    20. When it is the object to represent this doctrine as teaching a purposeless resurrection of the wicked, then they are said to rise again 'only to suffer annihilation

    21. purposeless way, that was highly fraught with nothing

    22. From being irresolute and purposeless, his feet became animated by an intention, and, in the working out of that intention, they took him to the Doctor's door

    23. They had lounged away in a poverty-stricken, purposeless, accidental manner, quite natural and unimpeachable

    24. When he awoke and was afoot again, he lingered there yet a little longer, watching an eddy that turned and turned purposeless, until the stream absorbed it, and carried it on to the sea

    25. The most difficult crime to track is the one which is purposeless

    26. Now this is not purposeless

    27. He came alive to me, delivered suddenly from the womb of his purposeless splendor

    28. purposeless beginning; its self-bounded outlook; its lack of everything to justify its existence in the eye of civilization (while lacking nothing in the eye of Nature); the one fact that it did exist, ecstasizing them to a killing joy—all this imparted to them a resignation, a dignity, which a practical and sordid expectation of winning him as a husband would have destroyed

    29. Its waters, in creeping down these miles of meadowland, frequently divided, serpentining in purposeless curves, looping themselves around little islands that had no name, returning and re-embodying themselves as a broad main stream further on

    30. As when death smites the swollen brooding thing that inhabits their crawling hill and holds them all in sway, ants will wander witless and purposeless and then feebly die, so the creatures of Sauron, orc or troll or beast spell-enslaved, ran hither and thither mindless; and some slew themselves, or cast themselves in pits, or fled wailing back to hide in holes and dark lightless places far from hope

    31. John opposed; he said I did not want dissipation, I wanted employment; my present life was too purposeless, I required an aim; and, I suppose, by way of supplying deficiencies, he prolonged still further my lessons in Hindostanee, and grew more urgent in requiring their accomplishment: and I, like a fool, never thought of resisting him—I could not resist him

    32. More and more strangely and fiercely glad and approving, grew the countenance of the old man at every shout; while the mariners began to gaze curiously at each other, as if marvelling how it was that they themselves became so excited at such seemingly purposeless questions

    33. For the man, as I now saw him, was obviously shallow and vain, a slave to those poor “man-of-the-world” passions—ostentation, and cynicism, and skill at vices old as mankind and tedious as a treadmill, the commonplace routine of the idle and foolish and purposeless

    34. After his luncheon the next day, Merrington was aimlessly standing on the corner of Broadway and Twenty-sixth Street when the clang of bells and the shriek of a fire-engine whistle dashed the purposeless hour with an instant’s interest

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    Synonyms for "purposeless"

    purposeless otiose pointless senseless superfluous wasted aimless futile fatuous haphazard accidental random

    "purposeless" definitions

    not evidencing any purpose or goal

    serving no useful purpose; having no excuse for being