One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Be unable to find a purpose for; have no need for.‘he had no use for a single glove’
- ‘Councillor Ken Cooper said some members did not accept that the land had no use for housing purposes.’
- 1.1informal Dislike or be impatient with.
- ‘Today's political elite has no use for genuinely engaged and active citizens who actually want to shape their own lives and society at large.’
- ‘And that is one form of weapon I have no use for, proof that I have not absorbed all of my father's teachings.’
- ‘They have no use for deprecating comparisons of the city's ‘winter’ with much more chill conditions elsewhere in the State this winter.’
- ‘If you find yourself in a different situation, it's entirely possible that you will have no use for my ramblings.’
- ‘‘I have no use for a writer who directs my attention to himself and to his wit instead of the people he is interpreting,’ Jean-Luc Godard said in one of his early articles.’
- ‘He then goes on to say: ‘Personally I have no use for them whatsoever.’’
- ‘And the odd bureaucrat who will speak his mind tells you why he has no use for journalists in his State.’
- ‘Some conservatives I just have no use for at all.’
- ‘He has no use for the opinions people in Ontario may have, but continues to express the same disdain for the public that Mr Harris exhibited and apparently institutionalized.’
- ‘It has made him many enemies in an Australian rugby establishment that now has no use for him.’
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