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  • The Eloi, like the Carolingian kings, had decayed to a mere beautiful futility.
  • I wasted some time in futile questionings, conveyed, as well as I was able, to such of the little people as came by.
  • Had I been a literary man I might, perhaps, have moralized upon the futility of all ambition.
  • For, by merely seeming fond of me, and showing in her weak, futile way that she cared for me, the little doll of a creature presently gave my return to the neighbourhood of the White Sphinx almost the feeling of coming home; and I would watch for her tiny figure of white and gold so soon as I came over the hill.

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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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