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futile
used in This Side of Paradise

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Definition
effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • now suddenly all his mental processes of the last year and a half seemed stale and futile
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (12% in)
futile = effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • All tragedy has that strain of the grotesque and squalid—so useless, futile.... the way animals die....
    1.2 — Spires and Gargoyles (95% in)
  • It's so evident that resigning from his club means so much more to him than preventing it does to us that I felt futile when I argued; finally took a position that was brilliantly neutral.
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (5% in)
  • Then, after a week, Amory saw Burne and knew at once that argument would be futile—Burne had come out as a pacifist.
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (68% in)
  • But men will chatter and you and I will still shout our futilities to each other across the stage until the last silly curtain falls _plump!
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (85% in)
  • Oh, shall we then deplore Those futile years!
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (94% in)
  • IN THE DROOPING HOURS While the rain drizzled on Amory looked futilely back at the stream of his life, all its glitterings and dirty shallows.
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (23% in)

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