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  • n  total lack of meaning or ideas

  • The threat to this walled medieval city on the Dalmatian coast, with its Renaissance palaces, Titian masterpieces and lemon-scented cloisters, brought home the pointlessness and .
  • Bah, beat me to the point of pointing out the pointlessness of this since GE's ranks of smokers are about to explode with people who want their $750 too.
  • That success taught him a lesson, the wrong one: he would remain on the high road to the verge of pointlessness, even months later as Bush methodically corroded his image and his .
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  • International Friendly Wrap: Suarez Scores, Brazil Lose, Altidore Bags 3
    The mid-August FIFA date might be a point of contention for many club managers, but despite the competitive pointlessness of many of the matches, several of them have produced moments of pure entertainment that will remain on the highlight reels for days. Wednesday’s fixtures were no exception. From Japan—where Luis Suarez found the back of the net against the Blue Samurai—to Ecuador—where Spain ...
    Aug. 15, 2013 - Bleacher Report

  • Lorin Maazel in Forbes
    The moral in Britten's 'War Requiem' I think must be put forth again and again,Maazel said. "The futility of war, the tragedy, the pointlessness of the carnage."
  • Van Gogh in Los Angeles Times
    Thanks for your kind letter and for the 50-franc note it contained,Van Gogh writes. "I'd really like to write to you about many things, but I sense the pointlessness of it."
  • Nicole Holofcener in LA Weekly
    It's more of an existential than a circumstantial sadness about our helplessness and the inevitability of death and the pointlessness of everything,says Holofcener. "Even if you're Bill Gates, and you give so much money, it's still not...

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