All Noun Verb
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  • But what to them avails the land Which he can till no longer? Cited from The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. 1, Ed. by William Knight
  • They fought the entire day and into the evening but to no avail.
  • Very many attempts were made to do so though to no avail.
  • Eventually two business men come by and try to help him out, but to no avail.
  • He made no attempt to strike back, nor would that have availed him much. Cited from Winner Take All, by Larry Evans
  • Food for the body, even if it could have availed her, came too late. Cited from Hunted and Harried, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Children who were not admitted into regular schools also availed of this service.
  • He tries to search for these three through written records but to no avail.
  • Both sides of the family attempted to bring his parents back together, but to no avail.
  • This he did, and availed himself of the opportunity of making his escape. Cited from Recollections of Old Liverpool, by A Nonagenarian
  • This is to no avail, since he is too hung over to take any interest.
  • I availed myself of an early opportunity of trying my new gun. Cited from The Pilots of Pomona, by Robert Leighton
  • Attempts to put out the fire by staff proved to no avail.
  • Hope tries to get her to come home with her, but to no avail.
  • She had a good opportunity to study his face, and availed herself of it. Cited from The Mysterious Rider, by Zane Grey
  • It was all to no avail, no lands of gold and silver were found.
  • The run-time was extended for a few months, to no avail.
  • The two date throughout the season, although they try to keep it a secret, to no avail.
  • Not much of one, perhaps, yet he quickly availed himself of it. Cited from Six Feet Four, by Jackson Gregory
  • If she avails herself of the opportunity, she will stand in high favor with friends. Cited from 10,000 Dreams Interpreted, Gustavus Hindman Miller
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Meaning of avail

  • noun A means of serving
    of no avail, there's no help for it
  • verb Use to one's advantage
    He availed himself of the available resources
  • verb Be of use to, be useful to
    It will avail them to dispose of their booty
  • verb Take or use
    She helped herself to some of the office supplies