Sentence Examples


  • 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.
  • I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College; they proved the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life."
  • 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.
  • In such a case it must have been bestowed ironically, for the country proved very unprofitable to the gold-seekers, who were its earliest European settlers.
  • Ndrdlingen, therefore, is a classical instance of the unprofitable and costly bataille rangee of the 17th century.
 

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