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Myths were confounded, lies proved unavailing, and there were big losers beyond Mitt Romney.

My efforts to reach Robbins to hear his explanation were unavailing, alas.

Efforts to determine when the Massachusetts legislature last felt embarrassed were unavailing.

The judicious father saw that it would be utterly unavailing to urge the suit, and the matter was dropped.

The endeavor would not only be utterly unavailing, but would, with certainty, involve them in speedy and retrieveless ruin.

The friends of the monarchy soon found all efforts at concealment unavailing.

Many of the Girondists in the Assembly gave vehement but unavailing utterance to their execration of the massacres.

Although a large reward was offered for his apprehension, all efforts to find him proved unavailing.


On this page you'll find 54 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unavailing, such as: barren, empty, exhausted, fruitless, idle, and impractical.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.