He had waited too often and futilely in the past for porcupines to unroll, to waste any more time.
Futilely he beat and thrust with his arms against the pillarlike limb.
He caught a glimpse of Carmena futilely clutching for Slade's throat.
Her shoulders heaved as—futilely—she strove to wrench her arms free.
Maida's voice, futilely attempting to broadcast over the uproar.
She ran to the door and beat her fists against the steel, futilely and furiously.
He mumbled, futilely, "Well, if that's the way you feel about it!"
Now, as then, she was striving to drag him into safety, but futilely.
And he was tired of futilely trying to escape something from which there was no escape.
Bernheim had treated him futilely for months and was curious to know how he had been cured.