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futile
used in Heart of Darkness

4 uses
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Definition
effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • All this talk seemed to me so futile.
    Chapter 1 (70% in)
futile = effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • I fretted and fumed and took to arguing with myself whether or no I would talk openly with Kurtz; but before I could come to any conclusion it occurred to me that my speech or my silence, indeed any action of mine, would be a mere futility.
    Chapter 2 (32% in)
  • The glamour of youth enveloped his particolored rags, his destitution, his loneliness, the essential desolation of his futile wanderings.
    Chapter 3 (1% in)
  • Droll thing life is—that mysterious arrangement of merciless logic for a futile purpose.
    Chapter 3 (68% in)

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