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used in The Horse Whisperer

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effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • He didn't speak, for he knew the futility of words to change such things and that even the passing of years might leave her certainty undimmed.
    Twenty (37% in)
  • She realized how futile, how stupid this was even before she said it.
    Eleven (88% in)
  • Away in the far corner, as usual too, Pilgrim started snorting and trotting to and fro as if marking out some futile last resort.
    Twenty-six (8% in)
  • Robert leaned forward to squint through the futile arc made by the wipers.
    Twenty-nine (27% in)

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