Although, in everyday speech, paid is the simple past tense form of the verb to pay, here paid has arrived into English from a different root to serve also as a noun; so that to put paid to, for instance, an idea or an article is to render the idea or article ineffective, nugatory, profitless
, unserviceable, what-have-you.
The government via NASA did, and the value of the endeavor continues to pay off today, profitless
. Government performs numerous services the private sector won't touch.
Localization potential is necessary in most of the applications of Wireless Sensor Networks (Estimation of location); the data which is sensed is profitless
without knowing the precise location from where it is acquired.
And of the great-souled man he declares, "He is a person who will rather possess beautiful and profitless
objects than objects which are profitable and useful, for they mark him more as self-sufficient."
usurer, why dost thou use So great a sum of sums yet canst not live?
With this strategy, in the words of Varun Sivaram, who follows the solar industry at the Council on Foreign Relations, "solar is headed down a path of profitless
And like past four years of no gas supplies, it had suffered similar obstructions and so always remained profitless
. He agreed with an ER observation that Pakistan had needed a steel mill from the very beginning, but PSM - the only unit yet - has despite its problems and poor work over the years has given strength to our economy.
"Haunted by profitless
prosperity" was how Rock Products described it.
It explains that until Google came along, internet search was a profitless
"Solar is heading down a path of profitless
prosperity", says Sivaram.
As part of his endeavor to suppress Lucrezia's voice, Andrea multiplies examples throughout the poem of ineffectual speech, remarking, for example, "how profitless
" it is to talk about what might have been (1.
In an industry like aviation, with very lumpy capacity increases (you cannot introduce half an aircraft), profitless
growth and indeed revenue-less growth, is both all too easy and all too common.