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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • The letters cut in the stained wood of the desk stared upon him, mocking his bodily weakness and futile enthusiasms and making him loathe himself for his own mad and filthy orgies.
  • He saw clearly too his own futile isolation.

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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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