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futile
used in Frankenstein

2 uses
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Definition effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • It was very different when the masters of the science sought immortality and power; such views, although futile, were grand; but now the scene was changed.
    Chapter 3 (60% in)
  • Sometimes he thought that I felt deeply the degradation of being obliged to answer a charge of murder, and he endeavoured to prove to me the futility of pride.
    Chapter 22 (6% in)

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