The effort to make them "disgorge" is as continual as it is noisy, and, as a rule, futile.
So, she fought no more, but left destiny to work its will unhampered by her futile strivings.
But his well-meant attempt to assuage the stricken creature's wo was futile.
He felt suddenly young and futile; his just rage turned to blustering in his ears.
He should therefore smile at ...