n. something useful; public service
All were eager to get a slice of Hong Kong's first privatized utility - its underground Mass Transit Railway system.
Sentence in Classic:
To Sergey Ivanovitch the country meant on one hand rest from work, on the other a valuable antidote to the corrupt influences of town, which he took with satisfaction and a sense of its utility.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And if the latter of these two methods be of little utility among armed States, among those that are unarmed, as is now the case with the republics of Italy, it is worse than useless.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
You are younger; yet I do not suppose, possessed as you are of a competent fortune, that an early marriage would at all interfere with any future plans of honour and utility that you may have formed.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
Certainly, these powerful reveries have their moral utility, and by these arduous paths one approaches to ideal perfection.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo Context
He had learned German and English; thanks to Courfeyrac, who had put him in communication with his friend the publisher, Marius filled the modest post of utility man in the literature of the publishing house.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
The necessity of the measure in a pecuniary light, and the hope of its utility to his son, reconciled Sir Thomas to the effort of quitting the rest of his family, and of leaving his daughters to the direction of others at their present most interesting time of life.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context