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Definition of Unproductive

  • not producing or capable of producing

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For a long time my brain was dry and unproductive; I could form no plan which appeared feasible.
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The community had learned to manage its affairs without its assistance, and trade had already found new auxiliaries, so that on the 1st of October last the extraordinary spectacle was presented of a national bank more than one-half of whose capital was either lying unproductive in its vaults or in the hands of foreign bankers.
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Ancient towers, And roofs embattled high, the gloomy scenes Where beauty oft and lettered worth consume Life in the unproductive shades of death, Fall prone: the pale inhabitants come forth, And, happy in their unforeseen release From all the rigours of restraint, enjoy The terrors of the day that sets them free.
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Provisions similar to those above cited are to be met with from time to time in the laws of the State of New York; but in general these attempts at centralization are weak and unproductive.
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In some countries the highest value is set upon the beauty of public edifices; in others the productions of art are treated with indifference, and everything which is unproductive is looked down upon with contempt.
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Of all the sources of happiness in this world, overgrown wealth has the least that is real; and from my own observation, I should think it the most unproductive source of satisfaction to the possessor.
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Sulphurous acid, which abounds in the atmosphere of London, turns the leaves yellow; and the want of evaporation and absorption by the leaves prevents the proper elaboration of the sap, and makes the trees stunted and unproductive.
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Thus were all the best interests of the country sacrificed to the unproductive population of the city.
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From the lowest to the highest, every producer is exploited by the unproductive.
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Desires too true to have been wasted, and strivings too humane to have been unproductive, though all were overshadowed by passing wrongs, still gleam as if in anticipation or in preparation of the advancing day.
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His march and counter-march were as unresisted as they were unproductive.
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Obstacles, such as an unproductive district, a lake, or an Indian nation unexpectedly encountered, are sometimes met with.
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In the agricultural states, slave labour is found to be altogether unproductive, which causes this market to be inundated:-within the last two months, 5000 negros have been sold here.
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Thus many lodes which yield abundance of ore in granite, are unproductive in clay- slate, or killas and vice versa.
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The _post bellum_ farmer received as an inheritance large areas of wornout and generally unproductive soils.
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These two unproductive holes had not been very deep.
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In a great industrial state, whose agriculture cannot feed its population, such a result might perhaps be regarded as useful or at any rate as not absolutely injurious; but a country like Italy, where manufactures were inconsiderable and agriculture was altogether the mainstay of the state, was in this way systematically ruined, and the welfare of the nation as a whole was sacrificed in the most shameful fashion to the interests of the essentially unproductive population of the capital, to which in fact bread could never become too cheap.
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On the other hand the most unproductive of all sorts of business, the traffic in money and the farming of the revenue, formed the true mainstay and stronghold of the Roman economy.
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It is good policy, especially in times of depression and uncertainty in other business pursuits, with a vast area of uncultivated, and hence unproductive, territory, wisely opened to homestead settlement, to encourage by every proper and legitimate means the occupation and tillage of the soil.
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Capital, tools, and machinery are likewise unproductive.
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Examples of Unproductive

Example #1
At length I felt within my brain a kindly glow; it was the commencement of inspiration; in a few minutes I had formed my plan; I then began to imagine the scenes and the incidents.
Example #2
During the greater part of the night I lay awake, musing upon the work which I had determined to execute.
Example #3
To the needless distresses brought on the country during the last session of Congress has since been added the open seizure of the dividends on the public stock to the amount of $170,041, under pretense of paying damages, cost, and interest upon the protested French bill.
Example #4
It is a subject of congratulation that Congress and the country had the virtue and firmness to bear the infliction, that the energies of our people soon found relief from this wanton tyranny in vast importations of the precious metals from almost every part of the world, and that at the close of this tremendous effort to control our Government the bank found itself powerless and no longer able to loan out its surplus means.
Example #5
Who then, that has thee, would not hold thee fast, Freedom! whom they that lose thee so regret, That even a judgment, making way for thee, Seems in their eyes a mercy, for thy sake.
Example #6
They are gone, Gone with the refluent wave into the deep, A prince with half his people.