Sentence Examples


  • She sighed at the futile thoughts.
  • French influence made futile his attempt to come to an understanding with the emperor Louis the Bavarian.
  • He settled in England as a West India merchant, making another futile attempt to enter parliament.
  • His negotiations with Russia proved futile, and after a year's absence he returned to New York.
  • Several futile attempts have been made to draw conclusions as to the intelligence of various birds.