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futile
used in The Awakening

2 uses
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Definition
effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • Robert had pursued a system of lessons almost daily; and he was nearly at the point of discouragement in realizing the futility of his efforts.
    Chapter 10 (22% in)
futility = pointlessness (uselessness)
  • She was visited by no more outbursts, moving her to such futile expedients.
    Chapter 19 (5% in)

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