Unprofitable Sentence Examples
The post was unprofitable, and Wagner's life at this period was very unsettled.
Under the guidance of Pericles the Athenians renounced the unprofitable rivalry with Sparta and Persia, and devoted themselves to the consolidation and judicious extension of their maritime influence.
I spent fourteen months at Magdalen College; they proved the fourteen months the most idle and unprofitable of my whole life."
The peasant got rid of a hateful drudgery which not only took up his time and means in an unprofitable manner, but placed him under the rough control and the arbitrary discipline of stewards or reeves and gave occasion to all sorts of fines and extortions.
In each case, rapidly increasing freight charges made the projects unprofitable.Advertisement
Rumor has it, however, that the gold-leaf Moreau reproductions have rendered the book irretrievably unprofitable.
We will avoid war because it is unprofitable; and while that is not a moral reason, any reason that brings peace is fine by me.
The student who secures his coveted leisure and retirement by systematically shirking any labor necessary to man obtains but an ignoble and unprofitable leisure, defrauding himself of the experience which alone can make leisure fruitful.
The rugged nature of the country made slavery unprofitable, and time only increased the social, political and economic differences between the two sections of the state.
The Belgian state telegraphs were started in 1850 and were at first very profitable, but for the years 1866-9 they yielded an average profit of only 2.8 per cent., and subsequently failed to earn operating expenses, the reasons for the steady decline of the profits being the opening of relatively unprofitable lines and offices, increases in wages, and a diminution in growth of the foreign and transit messages which had constituted the most profitable part of the whole business.Advertisement
The unprofitable extension of the telegraphs has largely contributed to the loss.
They are kept relatively high in those cases where the expansion of business which follows a reduction is small, and where such a change is therefore unprofitable.
The fathers of the church did not encourage scientific pursuits, which Lactantius (4th century) declared to be unprofitable.
The danger of floods and the difficulty of drainage make the extension of the practice unprofitable, and the opening of the prairies has made it unnecessary.
Moreover while large areas on the high veld are suitable for the raising of crops of a very varied character, in other districts, including a great part of the low veld, arable farming is impossible or unprofitable.Advertisement
The vast majority of mineral deposits are unworkable, and of those that are developed a large proportion prove unprofitable.
Casimir recognized from the first that further fighting against tremendous odds was unprofitable.
Ndrdlingen, therefore, is a classical instance of the unprofitable and costly bataille rangee of the 17th century.
In such a case it must have been bestowed ironically, for the country proved very unprofitable to the gold-seekers, who were its earliest European settlers.
There has been considerable discussion as to whether he was the immediate successor of Aristo, but the evidence is confused and unprofitable.Advertisement
When the young scholar presented himself to the rulers of that society, they were amazed not more by his ungainly figure and eccentric manners than by the quantity of extensive and curious information which he had picked up during many months of desultory but not unprofitable study.
The religious atmosphere of Ganja, besides, was most favourable to such a state of mind; the inhabitants, being zealous Sunnites, allowed nobody to dwell among them who did not come up to their standard of orthodoxy, and it is therefore not surprising to find that Nizami abandoned himself at an early age to a stern ascetic life, as full of intolerance to others as dry and unprofitable to himself.
Classification of this literature by traditional subdivision into genres is difficult, and, at the best, unprofitable.
The exclusion had much to do with making the huge single crop ranches unprofitable and in leading to their replacement by small farms and varied crops.
Thus the Swedish forces were diverted from their real objective and transferred to another field where even victory would have been comparatively unprofitable.Advertisement
Hastings justified his action on the ground that the Rohillas were a danger to the British as uncovering the flank of Oudh; and while he would never involve the company in an unjust war, neither did he desire an unprofitable one.
The cost of buildings of the same class and finish is in direct proportion to their cubic contents, and each cubic foot constructed is commercially unprofitable which does not do its part in paying interest on the capital invested.
Under the Turks, gold-washing was carried on by gipsy slaves, but it has long been abandoned as unprofitable.
The succeeding period, after so much storm and stress, might seem dull and unprofitable; but it witnessed the instructive experiment of the government of Europe by a concert of the great powers, and the first victory of the new principle of nationality in the insurrection of the Greeks.
A decline in the price of wheat rendered its production unprofitable where the rate of yield was small.
It would be a very unprofitable pretext for murder.
Still, to have gone through the various difficulties is not unprofitable.
As Italian gasoline retailing became increasingly unprofitable, several companies started co-producing maps with firms outside the sector.
The company is currently unprofitable and expects to turn over £ 48m this year, but the price aims to reflect its future prospects.
Of course, the trade of writing is notoriously unprofitable for those new to it.
He may refuse to quit the spot, or to change the employment, in which his labor has become unprofitable.
However, all the main players in this market have now withdrawn their products because they were proving unprofitable.
By shutting down, what he deems unprofitable, it would increase demand on parking spaces.
The problem is that basic bank accounts are considered unprofitable.
Voikkaa mill and all production lines planned to be closed have remained unprofitable in the competitive environment.
He found an ignorant and corrupt society ruled by an immoral yet fanatical monarch, who wasted millions on unprofitable buildings though the country was almost without roads and the people had become the most backward in Europe.
Sigismund never saw Sweden again, but he persistently refused to abandon his claims or recognise the new Swedish government; and this unfortunate obstinacy was to involve Poland in a whole series of unprofitable wars with Sweden.
Bartolus left behind him a great reputation, and many writers have sought to explain the fact by attributing to him the introduction of the dialectical method of teaching law; but this method had been employed by Odofredus, a pupil of Accursius, in the previous century, and the successors of Odofredus had abused it to an extent which has rendered their writings in many instances unprofitable to read, the subject matter being overlaid with dialectical forms. It was the merit of Bartolus, on the other hand, that he employed the dialectical method with advantage as a teacher, and discountenanced the abuse of it; but his great reputation was more probably owing to the circumstance that he revived the exegetical system of teaching law (which had been neglected since the ascendancy of Accursius) in a spirit which gave it new life, whilst he imparted to his teaching a practical interest, from the judicial experience which he had acquired while acting as assessor to the courts at Todi and at Pisa before he undertook the duties of a professorial chair.
Both companies have withdrawn busses from unprofitable routes to concentrate on more frequent services on main roads.
The company is to close thirty-five unprofitable stores in Europe including the remainder of its German outlets.
Evil, unprofitable states are resident, reside in him.
Naturally, unprofitable lines have been abandoned or sold off by the CNR to smaller operators.
Bus companies only want certain routes not the unprofitable ones in the country.
Thus to see these types of loans as purely unprofitable in financial terms is not very realistic.
When out of doors it used to be much grown in tubs, but this I found to be laborious and unprofitable, in view of the many hardy things we had, and so gave it up.
Since we acquired CMRG in 2002, management has turned an unprofitable chain into a business with sales reaching $465 million (as of May 2008).
The number injured is, indeed, a fact of interest, no less than the number killed, but comparisons under this head are unsatisfactory because it is impracticable or unprofitable to go into sufficient detail to determine the relative seriousness of the injuries.
Meanwhile he had tried, he says, to conquer his inclination for the unprofitable trade of poetry, but in the panic caused by the revelations of Titus Oates, he found an opportunity for the exercise of his gift for rough satire.
It would be unprofitable to attempt a complete analysis of the Brunonian system; and it is difficult now to understand why it attracted so much attention in its day.
It is an unprofitable inquiry who first made this blunder; probably many fell into it independently.
Their daring grew with their numbers, and at last they came to be a constant annoyance to all their neighbours, both Christian and Mussulman, frequently involving Poland in dangerous and unprofitable wars with the Ottoman Empire.
Peat soil is largely employed for the culture of such plants as rhododendrons, azaleas, heaths, &c. In districts where heather and gritty soil predominate, the peat soil is poor and unprofitable, but selections from both the heathy and the richer peat soils, collected with judgment, and stored in a dry part of the compost yard, are essential ingredients in the cultivation of many choice pot plants, such as the Cape heaths and many of the Australian plants.
To the last he endeavoured to avoid a rupture with France even if he broke with Sweden; but he could not restrain for ever the foolish impetuosity of his own sovereign, Christian V., and his fall in the beginning of 1676 not only, as he had foreseen, involved Denmark in an unprofitable war, but, as his friend and disciple, Jens Juel, well observed, relegated her henceforth to the humiliating position of an international catspaw.
Even his devotion to work, which excites our admiration, in the centre of a luxurious court, was to a great extent unprofitable, for it was mainly given to theological controversies which neither he nor any one else could settle.
Three oil-wells were sunk in 1883 at Pedaukpin, but they were found unprofitable and abandoned.
If a good variety be grown in poor soil, the result will be unprofitable, while, if bad wheat be grown on good soil, the result may be nil.
While it is true that the instruments and methods of research in these two branches are quite different in their details, there is so much in common in the fundamental principles which underlie their application, that it is unprofitable to consider them as completely distinct sciences.