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It’s especially concerning because of other possible threats the country faces with Covid-19 — particularly the potential rise of new variants, which could shape-shift to evade immunity, rendering our efforts so far fruitless.
For businesses big and small, going up against Amazon feels like a fruitless endeavor – a David and Goliath scenario.
Work in other labs has similarly shown that attempting to predict plateaus in the epidemic curve over the long term is just as fruitless.
Going into 2021, the idea of New Year’s resolutions can seem fruitless.
Several more fruitless rounds of talks to settle an official border have taken place.
His search has always hitherto been fruitless, and he has sunk back, disheartened, into the sea.
Our progress became monotonous, a succession of fruitless attempts to advance; hopeless, like wandering in a subtle maze.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
After this, I made several attempts to give her the Small-pox by inoculation, but they all proved fruitless.
Nothing could be more simple, more just, more useful; but his efforts were fruitless.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
Abercrombie, finding the attack fruitless, ordered a retreat after a contest of near four hours.

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