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futile
used in Great Expectations

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Definition
effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • 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.
    Chapter 19 (73% in)
  • 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.
    Chapter 30 (28% in)

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