The Democrats sensibly blamed the feckless, bootless Bush administration for the collapse of the markets.
But beware lest you waste in bootless commiseration the brief opportunity of escaping from the hands of the enemy.
And he recalled his own bootless wickedness and underhand intrigues.
How the thing went from bad to worse, it would be bootless here to tell.
"But he's gone on a bootless errand, I tell ye," continued Mrs. Garth.
Dr. Dale, although suffering from cholic, was obliged to set forth, at once upon what he felt would be a bootless journey.
I'll follow him no more with bootless prayers.Merchant of Venice.
Wring not your hands, 'tis bootless; use the means That may preserve you.
"'Tis possible—nay, probable—that this is a bootless quest," said I dejectedly.
Therefore would I far rather do so in deed by serving you than by bootless words.