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Idioms for cross-purpose
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The Via Dolorosa ends at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and is marked by nine stations of the cross.
If they were meaningful, we might have realized it before—surely one of these kids wore a cross, or a yarmulke, or a hijab?
By setting no goals, the player must find their own purpose.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They were born in 51 countries and speak 59 foreign languages, but they seemed bound by a single purpose and resolve.
The reason: activist government and unionized government often work at cross purposes.
Some were even re-arrested for the same nefarious purpose, and the daily papers published their names on each occasion.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
I called out several times, as loud as I could raise my voice, but all to no purpose.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
In cross-section the burrows varied from round (three inches in diameter) to oval (three inches high and four inches wide).Summer Birds From the Yucatan Peninsula|Erwin E. Klaas
The emperor Nicholas of Russia declared, by ukase, his purpose to assist Austria.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
I cannot believe that God would think it necessary to come on earth as a man, and die on the Cross.God and my Neighbour|Robert Blatchford