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bootless (not comparable)
- Without boots.
- Profitless; pointless; unavailing.
- 1609, William Shakespeare, “Sonnet 29”, in Shake-speares Sonnets. […], London: By G[eorge] Eld for T[homas] T[horpe] and are to be sold by William Aspley, OCLC 216596634:
- When, in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes, / I all alone beweep my outcast state / And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries
- 1844, Sir John William Kaye, Peregrine Pultuney: or, Life in India, page 251:
- The lieutenant tried the handle again, but still his efforts were quite bootless. He pushed and kicked, but the door was a strong one.