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futile
used in Lonesome Dove

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Definition
effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • What he was doing—indeed, his whole life—now seemed to him completely futile.
    Chapters 64-65 (71% in)
futile = effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • Call looked and saw that the mules were dashing off back toward the Powder, Lippy sawing futilely on the reins and bouncing a foot off the wagon seat from time to time.
    Chapters 91-92 (20% in)

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