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futile
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Dune
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  • They say they need only sit inside their defenses while you wear yourselves out in futile attack.
  • His father’s words carried futility, a sense of fatalism that left the boy with an empty feeling in his chest.
  • Futility.
  • With his mother beside him, Paul leaped for the door, seeing Idaho blocking the passage, his blood-pitted eyes there visible through a shield blur, claw hands beyond him, arcs of steel chopping futilely at the shield.
  • But this was a futile question.
  • And Paul saw how futile were any efforts of his to change any smallest bit of this.

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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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