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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vainly, in vain(adverb)

    to no avail

    "he looked for her in vain"; "the city fathers tried vainly to find a solution"

    Synonyms:
    in vain

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  1. vainly(adverb)

    Synonyms:
    in vain

  2. vainly(adverb)

    In a vain manner; to no avail.

    Synonyms:
    in vain

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  1. Johann Christian Friedrich von Schiller:

    Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yieldAgainst stupidity the very godsThemselves contend in vain. Exalted reason, Resplendent daughter of the head divine,Wise founders of the system of the world,Guide of the stars, who are thou then, if thou,Bound to the tail of folly's uncurb'd steed,Must, vainly shrieking, with the drunken crowd,Eyes open, plunge down headlong in the abyss.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    People take selfie with a celebrity not at all for his or her popularity, but only to post the same picture on social media to vainly brag and merely show own self as famous personality to friends and others in the networking community;such is our selfish society.

  3. Anatole France:

    One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past or in complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the essence of life.

  4. John Brown, last words in a written note given to his jailer, Dec. 2, 1859:

    I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think vainly, flattered myself that, without very much bloodshed, it might be done.

  5. Percy Bysshe Shelley:

    Commerce has set the mark of selfishness, the signet of its all-enslaving power, upon a shining ore, and called it gold: before whose image bow the vulgar great, the vainly rich, the miserable proud, the mob of peasants, nobles, priests, and kings, and with blind feelings reverence the power that grinds them to the dust of misery.


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