ineffectual

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  • He has made three ineffectual attempts to pass the night under my wing. Cited from The Middy and the Moors, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • The old lady, made several ineffectual attempts to get out of the chair. Cited from Young Folks Treasury, Volume 3 (of 12), by Various
  • He is kind towards his people, but is a somewhat ineffectual leader.
  • This is done to give effect to the contract, rather than to make it ineffectual.
  • These were brought out by the boats, under a heavy but ineffectual fire. Cited from The Life of Admiral Viscount Exmouth, by Edward Osler
  • For an hour and more they made ineffectual attempts to strike a light. Cited from Blown to Bits, by Robert Michael Ballantyne
  • The exchange was ineffectual since neither ship came within range of the other's guns.
  • However, in the end the line was ineffectual for its intended purpose.
  • After one or two ineffectual attempts the girls got the motor running. Cited from The Outdoor Girls in a Winter Camp, by Laura Lee Hope
  • She made a small, ineffectual attempt to release her hand. Cited from Greatheart, by Ethel M. Dell
  • Besides, he knew very well that the appeal was likely to prove ineffectual. Cited from Five Hundred Dollars, by Horatio Alger
  • However, the visit proved ineffectual, and he died the following year.
  • She also made a slight, ineffectual effort to free her hand. Cited from The Odds, by Ethel M. Dell
  • My reason for this silence was, that I have found the test an ineffectual one. Cited from The Young Lady's Mentor, by A Lady
  • He was ineffectual, too much so, to take up the game of laughter for long. Cited from Adventures in the Arts, by Marsden Hartley
  • Without him, their work, limited by lack of funds, would be ineffectual. Cited from Susan B. Anthony, by Alma Lutz
  • This I found was as ineffectual as all my previous efforts. Cited from From Death into Life, by William Haslam
  • His rule was relatively ineffectual and lasted less than two years.
  • He stirred, and his hand made a little, ineffectual movement towards her, and dropped again. Cited from Captivity, by M. Leonora Eyles [AKA: Margaret Leonora Pitcairn Eyles]
  • After an ineffectual defense, the French also put up the white flag.
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