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Vain also was the valour and ability he showed in the campaign against the Royalists in La Vende.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
The hopes of a man that is void of understanding are vain and deceitful: and dreams lift up fools.
He went on, ruminating on the vain shadow, into which his over-heated ambition to act and to be distinguished, had involved him.
He came back in due time, but bringing nothing for me, and I felt that my appeal had been in vain.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
After looking for them in vain down below he had feared that they might have found their way into the open air.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
If I were a vain man I should confess that they rather gave themselves away.
That made men sin by word, and supplanted him that reproved them in the gate, and declined in vain from the just.
For Egypt shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this: It is pride only, sit still.
Soult, by every effort of voice and gesture, attempted to force his veterans to face the foe, but in vain.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
They had searched Mortlake House for Alice, and that vain quest had not wasted more than half-an-hour.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU

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