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synonyms for vainly

  • futilely
  • unsuccessfully
  • fruitlessly
  • ineffectually
  • uselessly
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It also compelled her to try, in vain, to persuade her friends and family to do the same.
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Alone Orlean lay trying vainly to forget something—something that stood like a spectre before her eyes.
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Vainly now did the Marquise seek to alter the captain's resolution; but in this she received a sudden check from Marius himself.
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Wildly and vainly did he strive even then to cover up the foolish thing that he had done.
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I round the threshold wandering here,Vainly the tempest and the rain invoke,That they may keep my lady prisoner.
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