Pat is dead," said the Story Girl hopelessly, as we returned one evening from a bootless
quest to Andrew Cowan's where a strange gray cat had been reported--a cat which turned out to be a yellowish brown nondescript, with no tail to speak of.
said that good-natured emissary, after a full half-hour of bootless
attempts to bring him round to the question.
And what would their parents think of me, if they saw or heard the children rioting, hatless, bonnetless, gloveless, and bootless
, in the deep soft snow?
Religion, my son, be a bootless
subject for argument between friends," replied the priest, "and further, there be that nearer my heart just now which I would ask thee.
He would like to have done with life and its vanity altogether--so bootless
and unsatisfactory the struggle, so cheerless and dreary the prospect seemed to him.
Be wise, Beaumanoir, and make no bootless
opposition Thy hand is in the lion's mouth.
The oath he swore was bootless
, but it made Dolon more keen on going.
Klopp has revealed how a late reshuffle saw Jordan Henderson ruled out of Liverpool's win at West Ham - and a bootless
Gini Wijnaldum recalled
I was ready to "trouble deaf heaven with my bootless
He said: Its all right to tell a man to lift himself by his own bootstraps, but it is a cruel jest to say to a bootless
man that he ought to lift himself by his own bootstraps.
It was the archetypical NAM summary of a 'third way' between the two Superpowers' stands, with a bootless
plea for a reduction in nuclear weapons.
When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, I all alone beweep my outcast state, And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless
cries, And look upon myself, and curse my fate, Wishing me like to one more rich in hope, Featured like him, like him with friends possessed, Desiring this man's art, and that man's scope, With what I most enjoy contented least; (29: 1-8)