unavailing

All Adjective Verb Noun
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  • All her efforts were unavailing against that slowly increased pressure from his strong arms. Cited from Nocturne, by Frank Swinnerton
  • But after each unavailing walk, they took up their post again on the steps. Cited from The Doll and Her Friends, by Unknown
  • True, we should do our best to this end, but sometimes our best is unavailing. Cited from Charlotte Bronte and Her Circle, by Clement K. Shorter
  • Finding their efforts unavailing, they gave up the attack and returned home. Cited from Great Indian Chief of the West, by Benjamin Drake
  • She had to know this first; further effort was unavailing until she knew this. Cited from The Sky Line of Spruce, by Edison Marshall
  • He saw too that his own effort, though supreme, had been unavailing. Cited from The Divine Fire, by May Sinclair
  • His heart began to beat heavily again, and he knew that he must stop the unavailing game now. Cited from Sisters, by Kathleen Norris
  • It was unavailing; he extended his arm towards them, and made another violent effort. Cited from The Pickwick Papers, by Charles Dickens
  • How did you even learn the home in which I sought unavailing refuge? Cited from A Strange Story, by E. B. Lytton, Vol. 8
  • The first glance told how unavailing all human aid must be. Cited from Guy Livingstone, by George A. Lawrence
  • This naturally rendered unavailing all efforts made by the king to save his friend from death. Cited from The Legends of the Jews by Louis Ginzberg Volume 4
  • But all my efforts to take him back were unavailing. Cited from Ice-Caves of France and Switzerland, by George Forrest Browne
  • It was all unavailing: his father's ring was gone as well. Cited from David Elginbrod, by George MacDonald[Scottish]
  • All efforts to draw me into the general conversation were unavailing. Cited from A Fool and His Money, by G.B. McCutcheon
  • Bruce heard it as he fired his sixth unavailing shot at seven hundred yards. Cited from The Grizzly King, by James Oliver Curwood
  • The feeble efforts made by some of our officers to bring us round to face them proved unavailing. Cited from The Purple Land, by W. H. Hudson
  • The whole faculty have been sent for, but their art is unavailing. Cited from The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 12 No. 335
  • But questions would of course be unavailing, since their existence was entirely unknown at the North. Cited from A Romance of the Republic, by Lydia Maria Francis Child
  • But their joint resistance was unavailing; the man succeeded in carrying her away. Cited from The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • She was looking up at him like a child spent with an unavailing passion of grief. Cited from Alabaster Box, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman and Florence Morse Kingsley
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