Thankless sentence example
On the whole they performed a thankless duty with considerable ability.
The blot on it is certainly the character of Emilie, who is spiteful and thankless, not heroic. Polyeucte has sometimes been elevated to the same position.
Apparently this town was cluttered with them and my great-aunt and her husband had a thankless life mission to attend to the trash.
It was for a long time a thankless post, for St Vincent was at once half incapacitated by ill-health and very arbitrary, while Nelson, who considered that Keith's appointment was 'a personal slight to himself, was peevish and insubordinate.
Mehemet Ali and his son Ibrahim Pasha were, however, now committed to their conflict with Turkey for Syria and Asia Minor, and had no troops to spare for the thankless task of holding the Arabian deserts; the garrisons were gradually withdrawn, and in 1842 Fesal, who had escaped from his prison at Cairo reappeared and was everywhere recognized as amir.Advertisement
I understand it's probably a pretty thankless job.
The gift was over-liberal and the recipient was thankless; but John was distinctly treated as a vassal, not granted the position of an independent sovereign.
I understand it 's probably a pretty thankless job.
And I'm afraid it can also at times seem a very thankless task.
I am the Mess President of our company, an always thankless job.Advertisement
How sharper than a serpent 's tooth is a thankless child.
De Niro is fine in what turns out to be a thankless role.
Service on the West African Station was a somewhat thankless task and here the navy experienced some of its worst conditions.
They perform a vital, often thankless, task without which your College could n't function.
I know that it often may seem like thankless work -- certainly it is often anonymous work.Advertisement
Bellingham 's role as the Inquisitor is rather thankless due to the script seemingly forgetting about her during the middle phase of the play.
They perform a vital, often thankless, task without which your College couldn't function.
The BMF is a sound organization doing a sound, if sometimes thankless, job.
Bellingham's role as the Inquisitor is rather thankless due to the script seemingly forgetting about her during the middle phase of the play.
Clesinger turned out a thankless scapegrace and George Sand was at last compelled to refuse to admit him to Nohant.Advertisement
Wearied like Mr Boshof of a thankless task, and more interested in affairs in the Transvaal than in those of the Free State, Pretorius resigned the presidency in 1863, and after an interval of seven months Mr (afterwards Sir) John Henry Brand, an advocate at the Cape bar, was elected president.
And I 'm afraid it can also at times seem a very thankless task.
Teaching is often considered a thankless profession, with long hours, little pay, and significant emotional investment.
People purchasing counterfeit goods save money at a large cost to others, specifically children who live on the premises of large warehouse facilities and toil away at sewing machines for long, underpaid, and thankless hours.
If you've ever tried shopping for wide width shoes, you'll already know just what a thankless task it can be.Advertisement