from The Century Dictionary.
- In a futile manner.
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- adverb In a futile manner.
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- adverb In a
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- adverb in a futile and unproductive manner
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As for concerns the Giants (11-6) left too much of themselves on the field in futilely trying to stop New England's perfect season on Dec. 29, well, forget it.
I was transfixed, even as I ran, even as I called futilely after her.
He then futilely explains it for five pages to prove the point, winding up with a lurch into a gloss on Ecclesiastes 9:5, "but the dead know nothing," which somehow brings up a tale from what turns out to be the Babylonian Talmud—check the footnote, which has its own digression into Hrapp, a character in one of those Icelandic horror stories.
Instead of struggling futilely and perilously against this lack of sustension, he yielded to it.
Were they not aware of the TRILLIONS plus taxpayer dollars being futilely squandered in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Would he be clinging so futilely to life in dotage, or would he have the courage to go to the hemlock?
When one of the most level-headed and relevant politicans in the GOP has to pander like this, and futilely beg to be accepted as a Christian, you have to feel good about being a Democrat.
She loved him, but not blindly—futilely, probably, but not blindly.
Senate Democrats will likely busy themselves trying, futilely, to get Republican support by adding tax cuts and reducing spending in the stimulus bill.
Battered by the fifth Borg cube, its shields failing, its weapons firing futilely, James T. Kirk executed a suicidal dash toward the enemy vessel.