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futile
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • That gray hair, and those furrows,—with their record of infinite sorrow so deeply written across his brow, and so compressed, as with a futile effort to crowd in all the tale, that the whole inscription was made illegible,—these, for the moment, vanished.
    Chapter 9 — Clifford and Phoebe (55% in)

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