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used in The Fountainhead

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effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • They are vicious and futile—since they contradict the first cosmic law—the basic equality of all men.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (12% in)
  • I realize fully that at this moment I am as futile as Howard Roark.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (99% in)
  • However, you did have the good sense to admit that your act was futile.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (10% in)
  • I would stand and say: I am Gail Wynand, the man who has committed every crime except the foremost one: that of ascribing futility to the wonderful fact of existence and seeking justification beyond myself.
    4.5 — Part 4 Chapter 5 (56% in)

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