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futile
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Great Expectations
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  • But after I had had my new suit on some half an hour, and had gone through an immensity of posturing with Mr. Pumblechook’s very limited dressing-glass, in the futile endeavor to see my legs, it seemed to fit me better.
  • To have struggled with him in the street, or to have exacted any lower recompense from him than his heart’s best blood, would have been futile and degrading.

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  • It was a futile effort that was doomed form the start.
  • Negotiations between the opposing parties are increasingly looking futile.

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