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Definition of Footlessness
1. [n -ES]
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Literary usage of Footlessness
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Flower Gardening by Henry Sherman Adams (1913)
"A frequent cause of failure with flowers is what may as well be called footlessness as anything else. That is about what it is; an aimless plunging into the ..."
2. The American Historical Review by American Historical Association (1901)
"The footlessness of the whole affair, the entire absence of justifying motive or of any sort of profit in the outcome to those who were responsible for the ..."
3. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"... the revolt of a man against the pure footlessness which had held him in bondage —William Styron, Lie Down In Darkness, 1951 These facts speak eloquently ..."
4. What's on the Worker's Mind: By One who Put on Overalls to Find Out, Whiting by Whiting Williams (1920)
"But after his years of the miner's fast-work-short-loaf, he couldn't stand the footlessness of "Nothing to do most of the time, yet orders against sitting ..."
5. Across the Campus by Caroline M. Fuller (1899)
"It is the general stupidity and footlessness of everything that annoys me," continued Grace. " If a girl is good in Chemistry they make her Ivy Orator, ..."
6. The Meaning of God in Human Experience: A Philosophic Study of Religion by William Ernest Hocking (1912)
"Nay, had the world at first seen the entire hopelessness and footlessness and vanity of that view with the clarity which came to me in that hour, ..."
7. Americans by John Curtis Underwood (1912)
"My son, We're the doctors of men's folly, footlessness and loss. Say, it keeps us on the jump. ..."