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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)

    In a vain manner; to no avail.

    Synonyms:
    in vain

  2. vainly(adverb)

    Synonyms:
    in vain

How to use vainly in a sentence?

  1. Reinhold Niebuhr:

    The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.

  2. Chinese:

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

  3. Christopher Morley:

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

  4. 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.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Rather than taking vainly pride of our fellows who have made a big name in other nations, we should introspect and inspect as why they could not achieve the same feat in own country and correct.

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