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The tune of her life had never sounded so discouragingly faint and inutile.

There is a lot of inutile talk about "significant form" by propagandists of the New Æsthetic.

M. France sees and notes many gestures, inutile or tragic, notes them with the enthralling simplicity of a complicated artist.

Inutile à dire que ses vêtements se trouvent imprégnés du “smell of india-rubber.”

Next she found the telephone wire cut and the speaking tube battered and inutile.

As Christy's plan was not in order, would be inutile, the business of the visitors at the islands was finished.

It is true that it would have been inutile, for no incident occurred to put the colonists to any painful trial.

There is no necessity of disputing the daring of this scheme, and just as inutile would be a discussion of its ethics.

Inutile de dcrire la surprise de mes parents la reception de cette lettre, qui fut bientt suivie par le retour de Catherine.

The faint swarming toward the light and the rending of the sphere of hope, frustrate, inutile.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from French inutile (12c., inutele), from Latin inutilis "useless, unprofitable," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + utilis (see utility).

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