futilely

All Adverb
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  • Had he, then, served her so futilely after all his efforts? Cited from The Chessman of Mars, Edgar R. Burroughs
  • I did it, as we so often futilely say, for the best. Cited from Crowded Out! and Other Sketches, Susie F. Harrison
  • He tried to read, he tried to smoke, he tried to sleep; futilely. Cited from The Voice in the Fog, by Harold MacGrath
  • He made his way through the crowd toward Natacha, whom he had sought futilely since morning. Cited from The Secret of the Night, by Gaston Leroux
  • From what does he so futilely protect them? Cited from Tragic Sense Of Life, by Miguel de Unamuno
  • The two men try to fight it out, but end up futilely wresting on the floor.
  • "So you'll not give her to me?" he futilely repeated. Cited from Quaint Courtships, by Howells & Alden, Editors
  • A frightened look came into her eyes, and she struggled, for a moment, futilely. Cited from The Master-Knot of Human Fate, by Ellis Meredith
  • Half a dozen times his fingers touched futilely the dancing master's coat. Cited from The Drums Of Jeopardy, by Harold MacGrath
  • He seeks it futilely in the abandoned tower of its original owner.
  • "I shall be left far behind by both of them, futilely wishing to catch up." Cited from Winding Paths, by Gertrude Page
  • The four of them make it to the royal car and escape, while the king briefly and futilely gives chase on foot.
  • We argued futilely, as people must, who haven't the ghost of a case. Cited from Jaffery, by William J. Locke
  • He ran to where the members of the department to which he belonged were futilely passing buckets of water. Cited from The Young Firemen of Lakeville, by Frank V Webster
  • He hurled himself forward until the iron fetter bit deep into his flesh, but all futilely. Cited from The Chessman of Mars, Edgar R. Burroughs
  • They charged about futilely and wasted themselves in trying to get ahead of their neighbours. Cited from Letters of Travel (1892-1913), by Rudyard Kipling
  • Kathie risks her life futilely searching for him on the island where they first met.
  • Their ill-equipped brains were trying futilely to comprehend the ancient race memory of his people. Cited from Warlord of Kor, by Terry Gene Carr
  • Brian ends up futilely attempting to support both sides in this battle, to his own discomfiture.
  • He struggled futilely once or twice, but she only hugged him the closer. Cited from The Frontiersmen, by Charles Egbert Craddock
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Meaning of futilely

  • adverb In a futile and unproductive manner