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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.
The officers make the alternative quickly apparent to the new inmate: to protest against injustice is unavailing and dangerous.
The long line of frontier will render all your attempts to prevent this smuggling unavailing.
All the efforts of the magistrates were unavailing; and they were obliged to appeal to government for protection and support.
Violence was wholly unavailing; mystic rites, incantations, and prayers were alike useless.
One poor man was washed overboard, and any attempt made to save him would have been unavailing.
MASTERMAN READYCAPTAIN FREDERICK MARRYAT

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