from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not having profit or gain; profitless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Profitless.

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  • adjective profitless


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  • And thus to have shown himself grateful to man, would truly have been worthy of commendation; had he not been ungrateful to God, by whose severity and clemency he remained alike unprofited.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1 1509-1564 1996

  • And though I be reckoned of many a dreamer of dreams, he shall not, I think, go unprofited, who can rightly 'read my rede.'

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 3, March, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy Various

  • It was the second time that I neglected a favourable opportunity of making that confession, and as I had regretted having allowed the first occasion to pass unprofited, so was I, and still more poignantly, to regret this second silence.

    Bardelys the Magnificent; being an account of the strange wooing pursued by the Sieur Marcel de Saint-Pol, marquis of Bardelys... Rafael Sabatini 1912

  • O, poor, weatherworn, defeated, yet unprofited man, — he can not see when good cometh!

    Sermons for the New Life. 1802-1876 1876

  • Defeated, crossed, crushed, beaten out of every plan, baffled in every project, shut away from every aspiration, blasted in every object your soul has embraced, are you still unprofited?

    Sermons for the New Life. 1802-1876 1876

  • How deeply do we blame ourselves for occasions of benefit lost, and opportunities unprofited by; and how unceasingly, through after-life, the memory of the departed recurs to us!

    Charles O'Malley — Volume 2 Charles James Lever 1839

  • We may say to persons so favored, -- If knowledge has been made the cause that you are, beyond all comparison, better qualified to make the short sojourn on this earth to the greatest advantage, think what a fatal thing that must be which condemns so many, whose lot is contemporary and in vicinity with yours to pass through the most precious possibilities of good unprofited, and at last to look back on life as a lost adventure.

    An Essay on the Evils of Popular Ignorance John Foster 1806


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