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  • r  in a pointless manner
    he spent his life in pointlessly tiresome drudgery

  • It's partly this drafting skill and design sense that make it hard to dismiss "Sock Monkey" as something pointlessly ironic.
  • I wanted to be away from my university in Delhi, where I was studyingpointlessly, I thoughtfor a degree in English.
  • Proletarian clientele vie for shabby seats at shared tables as ceiling fans whir and an ancient wall clock keeps time rather pointlessly, given that it's forever 1962 at the .
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  • Duncan McNeil in Scotsman
    The tragic case of Damian Muir, pointlessly and brutally murdered by a known criminal last July, has raised some hard questions for the justice system,said Mr McNeil. "No-one in a democracy wants political interference in the judicial...
  • Rowan Williams in BBC News
    In a moving sermon Dr Rowan Williams said: "We are here grieving, after all, because those who so pointlessly and terribly died were, each one of them, precious, non-replaceable".
  • Elfriede Jelinek in The Age
    As Jelinek writes in Greed: "Love doesn't pull down barriers, as is often said, it builds them up, so that behind them people learn to wait and are not always pointlessly kicking the iron banisters."

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