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worth

1. having a value of
2. value, price
3. the amount or quantity of something of a specified value
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I had seen Scotty weep about his own worthlessness and the sad case of his Edinburgh mother who was a lady.
It is quite edifying to hear women speculate upon the worthlessness and the duration of beauty.
So strangely compounded is the feeling of self-love, that the young soldier, while he knew the utter worthlessness of the suffrages of his savage umpires, forgot the sudden motives of the contest in a wish to excel.
Otherwise, the governor would escape, and the people's blood (suddenly of some value, after many years of worthlessness) be unavenged.
The worship of greatness in the nineteenth century seems to me to explain the worthlessness of that generation."
Then, last of all, that pale clear-cut face, that sweet clear voice, with its high thrilling talk of the deathlessness of glory, of the worthlessness of life, of the pain of ignoble joys, and of the joy which lies in all pains which lead to a noble end.
I had taken the exact measure of the fellow's utter worthlessness long before.
He said that we should be glad to have strong men with us, else would we perish of our own worthlessness and the Meat-Eaters.
In the same context, we noted a speech by US Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt at the UNSC meeting on July 24 in which Mr Greenblatt alluded to the futility of efforts to reach a consensus on the Middle East settlement at the UN and the worthlessness of respective UNSC resolutions.
It is characterised by sadness and/or loss of interest in activities, cognitive impairment, feelings of worthlessness or guilt, or suicidal ideation.
Lucy learns the worthlessness of stereotypes and high school labels.
We need better places to hide our innate incendiary worthlessness.