Sentence Examples


  • I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College; they proved the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life."
  • Under the guidance of Pericles the Athenians renounced the unprofitable rivalry with Sparta and Persia, and devoted themselves to the consolidation and judicious extension of their maritime influence.
  • The post was unprofitable, and Wagner's life at this period was very unsettled.
  • We will avoid war because it is unprofitable; and while that is not a moral reason, any reason that brings peace is fine by me.
  • The rugged nature of the country made slavery unprofitable, and time only increased the social, political and economic differences between the two sections of the state.