Usage examples for feckless

  1. In Naples they had entered into a feckless, laughing world, where they had lived from hand to mouth, and made friends in every street, and 'drifted about the bottom. – The Furnace by Rose Macaulay
  2. She's bin a proper parson's niece- the giddy, feckless creature, an she'd mak' ye a proper sort o' wife, Tony Garstin, ye great, fond booby. – Victorian Short Stories by Various
  3. He's a feckless young gentleman, and I often think as he's like to bring the old master's hairs with sorrow to the grave. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  4. He wasted not a precious moment in feckless argument. – The Sins of Séverac Bablon by Sax Rohmer
  5. Was the puir feckless husband- creature ye had wi' ye at the inn, Jaffray Delamayn? – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  6. She twists father round her little finger; and you can see all the time what she thinks- that there never was such a bad landlord, or such a miserable, feckless crew as the rest of us, before she came to put us straight! – Elizabeth's Campaign by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  7. To other people he appeared to be just the same as usual, naturally preoccupied with thoughts about the weather as one always is at grass- cutting time, giving his orders firmly, and seeing that they were obeyed promptly, smiling and nodding when you showed yourself handy, frowning and looking rather black if you did anything " okkard or feckless." – The Devil's Garden by W. B. Maxwell
  8. Under the circumstances, and though I had found reason to believe that they were lazy, feckless rogues enough, who really needed an iron- handed kaid to rule over them, I told Salam to pass word round that their wants would be supplied at the day's end. – Morocco by S.L. Bensusan
  9. Indian fray, turbulent rapids, winter cold took toll of the weak and the feckless. – The Canadian Commonwealth by Agnes C. Laut
  10. " But you must e'en let us go our feckless way. – Hetty Wesley by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  11. His bane was a morbid temperament, which he could no more help than his sallow face and weedy person; even his vanity was directly traceable to the early influence of an eccentric and feckless father with experimental ideas on the upbringing of a child. – Stingaree by E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung
  12. Feckless- that is what our politics is. – A Preface to Politics by Walter Lippmann
  13. This fact is well known to all whose path in life leads them to the trenches; but for all that Tommy is a feckless lad. – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile
  14. The Christopher Alexander Pellett that emerged was one from earlier years: pretty much of a wreck, it was true, and a feckless, indolent, paltry creature at best, but ordinarily human and rather more than ordinarily intelligent. – Where the Pavement Ends by John Russell
  15. Think of a woman being tied to a feckless ne'er- do- well like Matthew O'Brien! – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  16. On and on through the snow rode the feckless couple. – Terribly Intimate Portraits by Noël Coward
  17. " He's nane feckless for the deevil's wark or for his ain, which is ae thing and the same. – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  18. " Sir Penning de Quorn, surnamed the Feckless. – A Poached Peerage by William Magnay
  19. " Now out on thee, thou feckless kerl, A loon thou art," she said. – The Poems of Henry Van Dyke by Henry Van Dyke