lost cause


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lost cause

n
a cause with no chance of success
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lost cause - a defeated cause or a cause for which defeat is inevitable
crusade, campaign, cause, drive, effort, movement - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
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lost cause

ncausa persa
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His very obstinacy and egoism now enabled him, blind, comparatively poor, and the representative of a lost cause, to maintain his proud and patient dignity in the midst of the triumph of all that was most hateful to him, and, as he believed, to God.
He led a lost cause, and he was not afraid of God's thunderbolts," Wolf Larsen was saying.
One doesn't meet these in saloons, nor rallying to lost causes, nor flaming on the adventure-paths, nor loving as God's own mad lovers.
A swollen conscience caused him to see and hear even more than was warranted by his position, and his uncompromising nature compelled him to act on whatsoever he heard or saw: a savage custodian of public morals, he had in addition a perverse enthusiasm for lost causes, loved a minority for its own sake, and untenable tenets for theirs.
However, Boosbeck is not a lost cause and residents will not lie down, be quiet or be walked all over.
Getting adults to stop throwing rubbish away inappropriately might be a lost cause but all school children need to be made aware that such uncivilised actions harms their future and should not be tolerated.
Tom Davies I THINK that Gatland made a terrible mistake in selecting Mike Phillips for first test against SA, so rather than admit it, he has dug his heels in and gone for broke with a lost cause.
Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause is a biography of Varina Anne "Winnie" Davis, the youngest daughter of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, born in 1864 amidst the throes of the Civil War.
I feel for the lost soul in the House of Lords who shouts himself hoarse in a lost cause.
None of the memorials speak of the Lost Cause, for today everyone realizes the Lost Cause was evil in both its respects.
As a result, the single Show Me The Wonder and new release Anthem For A Lost Cause got significant radio play.
They think wooing the West is a lost cause so they focus on Iran and Hamas.