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used in The Memory Keeper’s Daughter

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effort that is pointless because it is unproductive or unsuccessful
  • It was futile, of course; he was forgetting things with every step she took.
    p. 320.2
  • With each one, David remembered the snakes, the whipping of their rattles and their mouths opening in a futile V, the coolness of their skin beneath his fingers, and their weight.
    p. 120.2
  • All the striving he had done, all the competitions and awards, the long and futile struggle to both please himself and impress his father—placed next to Phoebe's life, all this seemed a little foolish too.
    p. 390.8

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