fruitlessly

All Adverb
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  • Women, we labour here all fruitlessly, All as far off as ever from her heart! Cited from Hippolytus/The Bacchae, by Euripides
  • No doubt they think we are still hunting for them fruitlessly in New York. Cited from Guy Garrick, by Arthur B. Reeve
  • They saw no figure of a man -- the man whom they had so fruitlessly pursued. Cited from Frank and Andy Afloat, by Vance Barnum
  • After watching the home side fruitlessly attack in the first half, he decided to record notes during the second half.
  • In turn they went back to the hotel for breakfast, and watched fruitlessly throughout the morning. Cited from Brood of the Witch-Queen, by Sax Rohmer
  • For now he saw clearly the creatures who ran fruitlessly for safety. Cited from Star Born, by Andre Norton
  • I returned to my mother's lodging again and again, always fruitlessly. Cited from A Gentleman of France, by Stanley Weyman
  • Once more he would visit Heliodora; if fruitlessly, then for the last time. Cited from Veranilda, by George Gissing
  • I called upon your mother to-day, fruitlessly. Cited from Venetia, by Benjamin Disraeli
  • Fruitlessly he pictured to her the little house he would build for her when the crop was sold. Cited from The Way of the Wind, by Zoe Anderson Norris
  • Negotiations dragged on fruitlessly for the next few months, and eventually broke down.
  • They turned over everything in the place fruitlessly. Cited from The Black Box, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • They tried fruitlessly to free the women, breaking street lamps and windows.
  • Suddenly his money is of no benefit, as he searches fruitlessly for the boy.
  • After 16 days fruitlessly trying to find a way to the interior, he returned.
  • This put an end to the expedition where everything which human energy and perseverance could do, was done so fruitlessly. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 10, No. 278
  • She felt as a prisoner who battered fruitlessly against an iron door. Cited from The Lamp in the Desert, by Ethel M. Dell
  • Our mouth is kept shut by the fear of fruitlessly exposing our feelings. Cited from How to Become Like Christ, by Marcus Dods
  • With this running through his mind, the room was suddenly revealed to his eyes, that had so long strained fruitlessly to see. Cited from The Bronze Bell, by Louis Joseph Vance
  • He seems to have gone to Germany under the impression that he would there find what he had fruitlessly sought in England. Cited from History of Rationalism, by John F. Hurst
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