Origin of lost cause
Words nearby lost cause
How to use lost cause in a sentence
When we honor leaders who fought to preserve a system that enslaved human beings, we are honoring a lost cause that has burdened Virginia for too many years.Virginia Supreme Court clears way for Lee statue in Richmond to come down|Gregory S. Schneider|September 2, 2021|Washington Post
Victor Robles doesn’t have to be a lost cause, nor does the Nats’ frail infrastructure.The Victor Robles lesson: The Nationals need to rebuild by reinvesting|Barry Svrluga|September 1, 2021|Washington Post
I think talking to those communities is sometimes seen as a lost cause and a waste of energy, and Sam didn’t see that.
The sooner we recognize that, and stop treating loved ones who have adopted conspiratorial beliefs as lost causes, the better we may be at curbing the beliefs that threaten our democracy and public health.
There’s a lot of technical jargon involved, and being mindful of the source can be a lost cause, because there’s virtually no sustainable leather production in the US, Corry says.Everything you need to know to start leatherworking|Sandra Gutierrez G.|February 19, 2021|Popular-Science
But Cosby Truthers are applying their principles to the wrong cause.
So we know that boring down to the bedrock and pumping it full of fluid can cause earthquakes.26 Earthquakes Later, Fracking’s Smoking Gun Is in Texas|James Joiner|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So in that sense we have gotten close to the families that have lost loved ones, be it from one side or the other.
These days weather should never cause a commercial airliner to crash.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
After four or five months of casual interaction, they realized they both had lost a young parent to cancer.
Whether they had ever, at different times, pleaded for or against the same cause, and cited precedents to prove contrary opinions?Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
The patache was never seen again, and there is not much doubt that it was lost with all hands on board.
Without any known cause of offence, a tacit acknowledgement of mutual dislike was shewn by Louis and de Patinos.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
This vessel, loaded with supplies, went ashore and was lost; and one hundred and twenty Japanese and three Dutchmen were drowned.
There is cause for alarm when they bring one hundred and ten ships into these seas without any means of resistance on our part.
British Dictionary definitions for lost cause
Other Idioms and Phrases with lost cause
A hopeless undertaking, as in Trying to get him to quit smoking is a lost cause. In the 1860s this expression was widely used to describe the Confederacy. [Mid-1800s] Also see losing battle.