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futile
used in The Call of the Wild

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Definition
effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • Francois swore strange barbarous oaths, and stamped the snow in futile rage, and tore his hair.
    Chapter 3 — The Dominant Primordial Beast (72% in)
futile = effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • Then the rope tightened mercilessly, while Buck struggled in a fury, his tongue lolling out of his mouth and his great chest panting futilely.
    Chapter 1 — Into the Primitive (29% in)

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