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  • n  having no qualities that would render it valuable or useful
    the drill sergeant's intent was to convince all the recruits of their worthlessness
  • n  the quality of being without practical use

  • Powered by a two-stroke pollution generator that maxed out at an ear-splitting 18 hp, the Trabant was a hollow lie of a car constructed of recycled worthlessness (actually, the .
  • When the German mark descended to practical worthlessness, German national and municipal mark bonds naturally went down with it.
  • In each case it is not wealth itself that disqualifies but the inability to understand its relative worthlessness compared with the riches of heaven.
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  • Russia's Aluminum Monopoly Is Effectively Worthless
    Russia’s aluminium monopoly Rusal, with its hidden Kremlin shareholders, has slipped below the worthlessness level on the Hong Kong Exchange – that is, its market cap is now less than the value of the 28% shareholding it owns in Russia’s largest mining company, Norilsk Nickel.
    June 17, 2013 - Business Insider

  • Dirk Minniefield in Louisville Courier-Journal
    At one time you were a celebrity, a pro basketball player, a star,Minniefield said. "Now people are asking, 'What happened to you? Why are you working in that job?' It can create issues and feelings of worthlessness. It's difficult,...
  • Jim Cramer in American Banking News
    Specifically, Cramer wrote, "MGIC (NYSE: MTG) has rallied 400% during its extended period of worthlessness."
  • Friedrich Nietzsche in Chicago Tribune
    For instance, Nietzsche wrote in his conclusion that "the Christian church has left nothing untouched by its depravity. It has turned every value into worthlessness, and every truth into a lie, and every integrity into baseness of soul."

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