But as Paul wrote: ` Even if I give my body up to be burned and have not charity, it avails me naught.'
Perhaps this god-awful crawl in here wasn't for naught after all.
The Theban rulers decreed that only Eteocles should receive the honour of burial, but the decree was set at naught by Antigone, the sister of Polyneices.
The carefully devised scheme of operations from which they had expected so much had come to naught in its most important features.
The decree Frequens was not wholly neglected; though the next council, at Siena, came to naught, the council at Basel, whose chief business was to put an end to the terrible religious war that neatly, as if we were mere barbarians.