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1. in vain, vainly

to no avail

Example Sentences:
'he looked for her in vain'
'the city fathers tried vainly to find a solution'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of vainly
in vain; uselessly; fruitlessly; without success
with vanity; conceitedly

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see synonyms of vainly
adj. vain·er, vain·est
1. Not yielding the desired outcome; fruitless: a vain attempt.
2. Lacking substance or worth: vain talk.
3. Having or showing excessive pride in one's appearance or accomplishments; conceited.
4. Archaic Foolish.

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