[ UK /jˈuːsləsli/ ]
  1. in a useless manner
    the furniture was sitting around uselessly
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How To Use uselessly In A Sentence

  • I pursed my lips together, willing myself not to babble on uselessly about what he'd been doing wrong.
  • Caramon ducked and the sword clanged uselessly against the chain, notching the blade. Dragons of Autumn Twilight
  • And after mopping uselessly at the scalding coffee that I'd inadvertently spat on my arm I sat back down to figure out how the bejesus I'd picked up the extra million or so visitors.
  • Terrified of turning the boat into a land-yacht, I minced around in the middle of the navigation in uselessly short tacks that took us no appreciable distance against the wind.
  • I would not, causelessly, alarm my husband: nor would The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale
  • When he awoke, and sprang up causelessly frightened, the words were in his ears, as if her voice had slowly spoken them at his pillow, to break his rest: ‘He withers away in his prison; I wither away in mine; inexorable justice is done; what do I owe on this score!’ Little Dorrit
  • I found that I have a few other offprints of earlier articles of mine, sitting there uselessly on the shelf.
  • the furniture was sitting around uselessly
  • I'm just uselessly twisting a thousand things around in my head.
  • In their worst forms such "sodic" soils become self - sealing: their internal structure collapses so that water just sits uselessly on the surface. 11. Sorghum: Fuel and Utility Types
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