Sentence Examples

  • The child tried in vain to keep up.
  • He attempted in vain to secure the election of his grandson Charles.
  • He tried in vain to stop the water flow.
  • We drove home with Betsy trying in vain to calm Molly down, telling her we weren't in any danger.
  • It is not in vain that the farmer remembers and repeats the few Latin words which he has heard.

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