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  • n. Plural form of futility.


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  • The Olema declared war against all "futilities," in which they included not only stories but also what is politely entitled Authentic History.

    Arabian nights. English

  • Corporations encourage people to spend on what one economic historian in the twenties called 'futilities', doing so mainly through advertising.


  • It is good that he shall see neither shadows nor futilities, nor be appalled by his lusts and rapacities.

    Chapter 35

  • No one ever makes the effort to make a plan and follow it — people propose an idea and then just blunder around expecting everything to work (plenty of people with all their brain cells seem to do about as well as your mom with dementia), and these “fun” expeditions always melt down into a Purgatorial pilgrimage of futilities.

    I hate Canada Day… « Mudpuddle

  • Aided, also, by the earth smells in his nostrils and the earth sights in his eyes, he laid hold of the inner significance of civilization, beholding with clear vision its futilities and powers.


  • South China Sea Pishkun is a remarkable digital animation by Vietnamese artist Dinh Q Lê that tackles the grim futilities of warfare with an almost hallucinatory metaphorical force.

    This week's new exhibitions

  • We have an innate ability for spotting the absurdities, the injustices, and the futilities of the world and crafting them into humor; making them palpable and funny for those who are either reluctant to recognize the world for what it really is or simply don't have the kind of vision to see those frailties.

    Bruce Clark: Do You Have to Be Depressed to Be Funny?

  • Perhaps romance is an entry point to the evolution of other kinds of love, and that the pathological lover is blissfully unaware that in their discovery of the futilities of attachment, they are one step closer to a transcendent consciousness.

    Srinivasan Pillay: Are You a Pathological Lover?

  • Not so much about means by dick overfield on Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 3: 39: 36 PM futilities by William Whitten on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 1: 10: 50 AM

    The Hounds of Heaven

  • He applauded Connolly for having "seen through all the futilities and snobbishness of Flip and her entourage."

    Such, Such Was Eric Blair


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