Thesaurus.com
Thesaurus / avail
FEEDBACK

How to use avail in a sentence

Over the past month, Fuller reached out to several Nationals super fans on social media in search of the ticket, to no avail.
A CUBS FAN NEEDED ONE TICKET TO COMPLETE HIS EPIC COLLECTION. A NATS FAN CAME THROUGH.SCOTT ALLENDECEMBER 26, 2020WASHINGTON POST
I have tried to discuss this matter with him, but to no avail.
MISS MANNERS: HUSBAND’S RUDE EATING HABITS DRIVING WIFE UP THE WALLJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINDECEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked people not to travel for Thanksgiving, to avoid juicing infection rates, to little avail.
A KRAKEN IS LOOSE IN AMERICADAN ZAKDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Several member states reportedly tried to swap the order of speakers to address the lack of women on Day 1, but to no avail.
THE UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY IS THE ULTIMATE ‘MANEL’CLAIRE ZILLMAN, REPORTERSEPTEMBER 23, 2020FORTUNE
What some politicians and activists had long sought to do to no avail — place working parents and their child care crisis on the center stage of American politics — the virus has done in a matter of months.
WHY IT TOOK SO LONG FOR POLITICIANS TO TREAT THE CHILD CARE CRISIS AS A CRISISCLARE MALONE (CLARE.MALONE@FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM)JULY 16, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
But such refuge, he knew, could avail him nothing if the bear should scent him out and search for him.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
I would gladly avail myself of your offer, but the Residency will be invested in less than an hour.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Age and usage were to be of no avail in bringing this wretched piece of workmanship up to the standard of the average.
ANTONIO STRADIVARIHORACE WILLIAM PETHERICK
Neither kisses, nor words of comfort, nor the promise to return soon, were of any avail.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
All these titles would avail but little were they not supported by immense riches.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)

WORDS RELATED TO AVAIL

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

WORD OF THE DAY

estivateverb (used without object) | [es-tuh-veyt ]SEE DEFINITION