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vainly, in vain(adverb)
to no avail
"he looked for her in vain"; "the city fathers tried vainly to find a solution"
In a vain manner; to no avail.
in a vain manner; in vain
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The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.
Do not anxiously expect what is not yet come; do not vainly regret what is already past.
A critic is a gong at a railroad crossing clanging loudly and vainly as the train goes by.
One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past or in complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the essence of life.
I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land will never be purged away but with blood. I had, as I now think vainly, flattered myself that, without very much bloodshed, it might be done.
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