What does vainly mean?

Definitions for vainly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word vainly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. vainly, in vain(adverb)

    to no avail

    "he looked for her in vain"; "the city fathers tried vainly to find a solution"

Wiktionary

  1. vainly(Adverb)

    In a vain manner; to no avail.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vainly(adverb)

    in a vain manner; in vain

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vainly in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vainly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Reinhold Niebuhr:

    The mastery of nature is vainly believed to be an adequate substitute for self mastery.

  2. Chinese:

    Do not anxiously expect what is not yet come; do not vainly regret what is already past.

  3. Christopher Morley:

    A critic is a gong at a railroad crossing clanging loudly and vainly as the train goes by.

  4. Anatole France:

    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.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Rather than taking vainly pride of our fellows who have made a big name in other nations, we should introspect and inspect as why they could not achieve the same feat in own country and correct.

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