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  1. vainlyadverb

    Synonyms:
    in vain

  2. vainlyadverb

    In a vain manner; to no avail.

    Synonyms:
    in vain

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  1. vainly, in vainadverb

    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. Christopher Morley:

    A critic is a gong at a railroad crossing clanging loudly and vainly as the train goes by.

  2. Chinese:

    Do not anxiously expect what is not yet come; do not vainly regret what is already past.

  3. 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.

  4. John McCain:

    Human rights progress in Vietnam should also be better served by restoring relations with that country, the Vietnamese have already developed complex relations with the rest of the free world. Instead of vainly trying to isolate Vietnam, the United States should test the proposition that greater exposure to Americans will render Vietnam more susceptible to the influence of our values.

  5. 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.


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