The intrigue is wearisome: its involutions are ineffectively puzzling.
He answered dismally and ineffectively: "We'll have to go on pretending to be—just friends."
I wanted to tell it, howsoever poorly and ineffectively it was done.
He hurried after the boy and caught him fiercely if ineffectively by the arm.
Here have I been ineffectively trying to waken the fellow for the past hour.
Again Harley's pistol spoke, but, as it seemed, ineffectively.
"Gild" is one of Shakespeare's favourite words; he uses it very often, sometimes indeed as in this case, ineffectively.
To be practical without knowledge is in most matters to be ineffectively practical.
Colonel Swinger as ineffectively assumed a mock parental severity.
The heavy frontier knife turned over half in the air and struck Joe along the side, glancing off, ineffectively.