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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Definitions for bootless

  1. Unavailing; useless; without advantage or benefit.

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Citations for bootless
I have seen a swan
With bootless labour swim against the tide.
Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III
A noble intention, a decent attempt to bust bigger heads than their own with their best weapons, but bootless and, ultimately, senseless, too. Gordon Monson, Salt Lake Tribune
Origin of bootless
Bootless is from Old English bot, "advantage, profit" + -less, from Old English from leas, "without."