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  • It could be a fluke, a brief spasm of cold provoked, perhaps, by Beynor’s futile attempt to blow away the fog with a northerly gale.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • From field headquarters at the rear of the center of the line, Jackson had been watching the artillery duel and the futile attempt of Winder's men to advance along the road.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • “Don’t tempt me,” he growled, shaking his leg in a futile attempt to dislodge the black kitten, who had finally managed to turn over the wastebasket and was now clawing its way up the leg of Hayden’s doeskin trousers.

    One Night Of Scandal

  • After a futile attempt to become a merchant, he entered the University of Jena in 1797, where he remained with occasional interruptions until 1803.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • Eugenios Bulgaris (d. 1800), one of the chief restorers of classical scholarship among the Greeks, made a futile attempt to found a school at Athos.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

  • "Mr. Evelyn, my dear," said Constance, gravely, "makes a futile attempt semi-weekly to beat his brains out with a club; and every successive failure encourages him to try again; the only effect being a temporary decapitation of his family; and I believe this is the night on which he periodically turns a frigid eye upon their destitution."

    Queechy

  • In a futile attempt by Dick Anderson to cover Heth's flank, Carnot Posey was badly wounded in the left thigh.

    LEE’S LIEUTENANTS

  • Bleachers had been set up around the table under the giant canopy of the Fremont Street Experience, the multimillion-dollar overhead laser light show that the Downtown Association had built in the early 1990s in a futile attempt to compete with the casinos on the Strip.

    One of a Kind

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