['juːsfʊl;-f(ə)l] or ['jusfl]
(adj.) being of use or service; 'the girl felt motherly and useful'; 'a useful job'; 'a useful member of society' .
(a.) Full of use, advantage, or profit; producing, or having power to produce, good; serviceable for any end or object; helpful toward advancing any purpose; beneficial; profitable; advantageous; as, vessels and instruments useful in a family; books useful for improvement; useful knowledge; useful arts.
a. Advantageous, profitable, beneficial, serviceable, helpful, available, good, salutary, convenient.
SYN:Advantageous, profitable, helpful, serviceable, beneficial, available, adapted,suited, conducive
ANT:Disadvantageous, unprofitable, obstructive, retardative, preventative,antagonistic, hostile, cumbersome, burdensome, unbeneficial, unavailable,inconducive, useless, fruitless, ineffectual
- As a walking companion, Emma had very early foreseen how useful she might find her. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- Hence, indeed, his position as a senator was not a little useful to him. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Peggotty comes up to make herself useful, and falls to work immediately. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- They are certainly much more useful in the Gredos than here. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- If it fails on its merits, he doesn't worry or fret about it, but, on the contrary, regards it as a useful fact learned; remains cheerful and tries something else. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- Money was always useful to this free-handed young fellow, and he took it without many words. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- Was there any chance of his being hereafter useful to Sir Thomas in the concerns of his West Indian property? 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- Pin it round your neck, and then it will be useful, said Laurie, looking down at the little blue boots, which he evidently approved of. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- The principal reason why natural abilities are esteemed, is because of their tendency to be useful to the person, who is possessed of them. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- Excuse me, he continued: necessity compels me to make you useful. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 简·爱.
- But how to obtain the beginning of such useful development? 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- As boracic acid is but slightly soluble in water and other common solvents this combination with glycerine--which is also a useful agent in arresting the growth of germs--is peculiarly valuable. 威廉K.戴维. 智者、化学家和伟大医生的秘密.
- There's five or six coming, but the well is deep, and another might be useful, if you don't mind appearing in that shape. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- Under such circumstances a judicious man changes the topic and enters on ground where his own gifts may be more useful. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- But it is very useful, Pilar said. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- It will be such a help to Laurie, for I can row, and Meg see to the lunch, and the children be useful in some way. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.
- This awful revolution, wrote Gibbon of the Western collapse, may be usefully applied to the useful instruction of the present age. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- To-day the friction match is turned out by automatic machinery by the million, and constitutes probably the most ubiquitous and useful of all the minor inventions. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- How could she be otherwise than useful and happy! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- A degree or two lower, and a creditable appearance might interest me; I might hope to be useful to their families in some way or other. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- The clepsydra became in Greece a useful instrument to enforce the law in restricting loquacious orators and lawyers to reasonable limits in their addresses. 威廉·亨利·杜利特. 世纪发明.
- Not the least curious of the smaller contrivances is an apparatus which deserves notice as a useful application of magnetism to manufacturing purposes. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- The same question reappears in politics, where the useful or expedient seems to claim a larger sphere and to have a greater authority. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- And in the laying of bricks and stones is the just man a more useful or better partner than the builder? 柏拉图. 理想国.
- Vessels of the Monitor type still form useful parts of the United States Navy, in which the Monterey and Monadnock are its most representative types. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- The novelty of my doing anything in the least useful, had its charms. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 我们共同的朋友.
- Harriet would be loved as one to whom she could be useful. 简·奥斯汀. 爱玛.
- Gentle usage renders the slave not only more faithful, but more intelligent, and, therefore, upon a double account, more useful. 亚当·斯密. 国富论.
- I see the lives for which I lay down my life, peaceful, useful, prosperous and happy, in that England which I shall see no more. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- Amy can stay and make herself useful if she isn't sick, which I've no doubt she will be, looks like it now. 路易莎·梅·奥尔科特. 小妇人.