References in classic literature ?
My eyes wandered back to the upper shelf; and, like the fool I was (there is no milder word that can fitly describe me at that moment), I took the photograph out again, and enraged myself uselessly by another look at it.
Last week I heard how she couldn't ever walk again, and--and I wished I could give up my two uselessly well legs for hers.
His wife, who had sat impenetrably fanning herself up to this time, began to be alarmed, and attempted, quite uselessly, to quiet him.
Nothing that he said or did shook my opinion of the disgraceful series of falsehoods that he had told in my presence the day before, or of the cruel deception by which he had separated Lady Glyde from her sister, and had sent her uselessly to London, when she was half distracted with anxiety on Miss Halcombe's account.
The market was not ready to allow needed interoperability of systems from different vendors, and most of the EMR's on the market are cumbersome and very difficult to use, thereby uselessly occupying physician time that could be better used in patient care.
Same idea for the one below, from Jordan's Omar Abdallat, a crocodile dressed in the traditional Gulf keffiyah is crying "crocodile tears," uselessly as a Syrian drowns.
Never should a time come when we hear that only my yoga is true and all the rest are uselessly holding their nose and spending dollars.
I picked up my tiny pencil - I didn't plan to write anything down, but I thought there might be a point where I would need a weapon - and my uselessly short paper tape measure, and pressed into the store.
I picked up my tiny pencil - I didn't plan to write anything down, but thought there might be a point where I would need a weapon - and my uselessly short paper tape measure, and pressed into the store.
However, big errors were made - such as taking our eye off the ball to invade Iraq, the muddle over the actual mission, becoming obsessed by the Taliban instead Al Qaeda, which allowed the latter to set up in many other countries whilst we uselessly fought the Taliban, who weren't behind 9/11.
Deputy Minister of Finance Mirlan Baigonchokov underlined the budget funds are not spent uselessly.
Some high government officials often keep on air-conditioners uselessly, causing a huge waste of electricity," Alami lamented.