Sentence Examples

  • He examined his hand carefully, vainly trying to find blood on it.
  • The thought that her best days, which she would have employed in loving him, were being vainly wasted, with no advantage to anyone, tormented her incessantly.
  • Nerva vainly strove to save, even at the risk of his own life, the men who had raised him to power, but the soldiers brutally murdered the unfortunate men, and forced him to propose a vote of thanks for the deed (Dio Cass.
  • Jerome vainly sought to bend his brother's will in an interview at Alexandria.
  • I tried vainly to put them together.

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