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synonyms for futilely

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

Locals threw buckets of dirt on the craft in a futile attempt to extinguish the flames.
THE MAN WHO FELL FROM SPACESEAN BRASWELLNOVEMBER 27, 2020OZY
That might explain why its rays were so futile when it came to getting temperatures to rise today.
PM UPDATE: HARD FREEZE TONIGHT FOR MUCH OF THE AREA, THEN WE START WARMING UP THURSDAYIAN LIVINGSTONNOVEMBER 18, 2020WASHINGTON POST
After a futile possession by the Jets, the Patriots got the ball back at their 22-yard line with 47 seconds to play.
THE PATRIOTS’ SEASON ISN’T FIXED, BUT AT LEAST THEY AVOIDED LOSING TO THE JETSMARK MASKENOVEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Without the ability to know the source of the data, permanently opting out of cookie tracking was generally futile.
WHAT’S LEFT WHEN THE COOKIE GOES AWAY?MICHAEL HUSSEYNOVEMBER 2, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
Trapping him is futile, given that few big men can contain Walker in space, and dropping too low lets him feast in areas where he’s very comfortable.
GIVE BOSTON’S KEMBA WALKER A DOUBLE PICK AND WATCH HIM WORKMICHAEL PINAAUGUST 31, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Houston reeled with the effect of it; he gasped, he struggled aimlessly, futilely, for words to answer it.
THE WHITE DESERTCOURTNEY RYLEY COOPER
Her shoulders heaved as—futilely—she strove to wrench her arms free.
FROM PLACE TO PLACEIRVIN S. COBB
A steel door bars the public from this laboratory and it was upon this door that Joy and I pounded futilely for three days.
"AND THAT'S HOW IT WAS, OFFICER"RALPH SHOLTO
"She's having a dose, she is," said a young woman walking up and down, futilely patting the back of a shrieking infant.
WORKHOUSE CHARACTERSMARGARET WYNNE NEVINSON
When Teddy found himself a pauper he had raged furiously and futilely, and the gallop to the grave went at double pace.
WORKHOUSE CHARACTERSMARGARET WYNNE NEVINSON
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WORDS RELATED TO FUTILELY

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