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Princeton's WordNet

  1. vainly, in vainadverb

    to no avail

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

Wiktionary

  1. vainlyadverb

    In a vain manner; to no avail.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vainlyadverb

    in a vain manner; in vain

How to pronounce vainly?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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

Examples of vainly in a Sentence

  1. Pope Francis:

    We fail to see that some are mired in desperate and degrading poverty, with no way out, while others have not the faintest idea of what to do with their possessions, vainly showing off their supposed superiority and leaving behind them so much waste which, if it were the case everywhere, would destroy the planet.

  2. John McCain:

    Human rights progress in Vietnam should also be better served by restoring relations with that country, the Vietnamese have already developed complex relations with the rest of the free world. Instead of vainly trying to isolate Vietnam, the United States should test the proposition that greater exposure to Americans will render Vietnam more susceptible to the influence of our values.

  3. Chinese:

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

  4. William James:

    Much of what we call evil is due entirely to the way men take the phenomenon. It can so often be converted into a bracing and tonic good by a simple change of the sufferer's inner attitude from one of fear to one of fight; its string can so often depart and turn into a relish when, after vainly seeking to shun it, we agree to face about and bear it...

  5. Christopher Morley:

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

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