Ugly and futile: lean neck and thick hair and a stain of ink, a snail’s bed.
…feminine object) from the active voice into its correlative aorist preterite proposition (parsed as feminine subject, auxiliary verb and quasimonosyllabic onomatopoeic past participle with complementary masculine agent) in the passive voice: the continued product of seminators by generation: the continual production of semen by distillation: the futility of triumph or protest or vindication: the inanity of extolled virtue: the lethargy of nescient matter: the apathy of the stars.
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It was a futile effort that was doomed form the start.
Negotiations between the opposing parties are increasingly looking futile.