*: My dear friend, are you to become that hapless kind of outcast, a champion of lost causes?
*: The hapless squad, which was outscored 517-268 in 2008, became the first in league history to go 0-16.
: Im distressed that John hasnt answered my calls. I hope nothing bad happened to him on the way here.
: This fork has prongs that are bent. Its useless now.
: I think its useless to keep this discussion going. Its like talking to a wall.
: I tried my best to make him quit smoking, but my efforts were useless. He now smokes six packs a day.
: Bill never mows the lawn, takes out the trash or anything. Hes useless, but I love him anyways.
: My brother is useless at most computer games, but he is an awesome PS2 player.
: Why do you keep trying? Youre obviously useless at it.
: She was hesitant to remove her shoes, as her socks were rather smelly.
: The detective read the documents and thought, "Something sure is smelly about this case".
: That smelly code needs to be refactored.
*: If leading a "dogs life" be considered a peculiar phase of human misery, the life of a Boys Dog is still more infelicitous.
*: "Now, youve got just grounds for shooting me," he said gaily, and instantly regretted his infelicitous remark.
: They lived in a tiny apartment, with some old, shabby furniture.
: The fellow arrived looking rather shabby after journeying so far.
: shabby treatment
*: All those wretched quarrels, in his humble opinion, stirring up bad blood, from some bump of combativeness or gland of some kind, erroneously supposed to be about a punctilio of honour and a flag,....
: ux|en|Jan Hollar authored many wretched poems. Jan Hollar lived in a wretched cabin.