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futile
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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Definition
effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • For, argued the plain common-sense of the nation, if it is unconstitutional, unpractical, and futile for the nation to stand guardian over its helpless wards, then there is left but one alternative,—to make those wards their own guardians by arming them with the ballot.
    Chapter 2 (90% in)

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