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synonyms for fruitlessly

  • futilely
  • unsuccessfully
  • ineffectually
  • uselessly
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How to use fruitlessly in a sentence

"It was one of the things I stood out against—fruitlessly," was the quiet answer.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Well, by that ruling the furry things which had fled fruitlessly from the flames of the globe might well qualify.
STAR BORNANDRE NORTON
He abandoned his load of coal, and, after searching about fruitlessly for some time in the darkness, he decided to wait for dawn.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
While the Duke was fruitlessly endeavouring to bring James to fresh friendship a sudden blow at home weakened his power.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLEJOHN RICHARD GREEN
This put an end to the expedition where everything which human energy and perseverance could do, was done so fruitlessly.
THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION, VOL. 10, ISSUE 278, SUPPLEMENTARY NUMBER (1828)VARIOUS
Ever too the strong inward longing shaped Phantasms for itself: towards these, one after the other, must I fruitlessly wander.
SARTOR RESARTUSTHOMAS CARLYLE
Happy Jack, crippling painfully on the stones, fled fruitlessly after, still shouting threats.
THE HAPPY FAMILYBERTHA MUZZY BOWER
A Contribution was, by News-writers upon their own authority, fruitlessly proposed.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
In this manner the outer room was thoroughly but fruitlessly examined, when they entered the sleeping apartment of Hutter.
THE DEERSLAYERJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
But George Vavasor, though he failed at Chelsea, did not spend his money altogether fruitlessly.
CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?ANTHONY TROLLOPE
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WORDS RELATED TO FRUITLESSLY

  • fruitlessly
  • futilely
  • ineffectually
  • unsuccessfully
  • uselessly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.