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Girls no older than I am have tried deceptions as hopeless in appearance as mine, and have carried them through to the end.
These circumstances combine to give the leaders of the Hudson's Bay Company a decided advantage over all the American companies that come within their range, so that any close competition with them is almost hopeless.
He heard it patiently and feelingly, but I saw that on the two subjects he had reserved it was at present hopeless to make any representation to him.
The sharp pain and the feel of hot, trickling blood assured him of the awful reality of his hopeless position.
A whole sequence of new thoughts, hopeless but mournfully pleasant, rose in his soul in connection with that tree.
Our case looks rather hopeless," replied Carthoris ruefully.
He tried to find some editorial work on the paper which had printed his reports, but every place was full, and it was hopeless to dream of getting a proprietary interest in it.
The case looked more and more hopeless the longer I viewed it, yet with a stubborn persistency I forged ahead toward the foothills.
Fortunately neither of them was injured but their condition seemed indeed a hopeless one.
And others saw, from Helium's lofty landing stages and from a thousand hangars upon a thousand roofs; but only for an instant did the preparations stop that would send other brave men into the frightful maelstrom of that apparently hopeless search, for such is the courage of the warriors of Barsoom.
He sat on the step of his cabin and stared at the dog-musher, who responded with a shrug that was equally hopeless.
At last the impenetrable man felt the influence of the sex; at last he knew the passion of love misplaced, ill-starred, hopeless love, for a woman who was young enough to be his child.