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Sentence count:111+10 Only show simple sentencesPosted:2016-11-15Updated:2020-07-24
Synonym: ineffectiveunsuccessfuluselessvainAntonym: profitableusefulSimilar words: tileutilityutilizehostilemutilatevolatilerefutein futureMeaning: ['fjuːtl / -taɪl]  adj. 1. producing no result or effect 2. unproductive of success. 
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1 It would be futile to protest.
2 My efforts to go back to sleep proved futile.
3 The president described these activities as futile.
4 Their efforts to revive him were futile.
5 My appeal proved futile.
6 Trying to please other people is largely a futile activity.
7 Attempts to get supplies to the region are futile because troops will not allow the aid convoy to enter the city.
8 He brought his arm up in a futile attempt to ward off the blow.
9 Their costly and futile attempt to subjugate the Afghans lasted just 10 years.
10 It was futile to continue the negotiations.
11 It was futile,[]still they fought.
12 It will turn out a futile attempt.
13 All my attempts to cheer her up proved futile.
14 Their attempts were impressive but ultimately futile.
15 It would be futile to sustain his life when there is no chance of any improvement.
16 It's quite futile trying to reason with him - he just won't listen.
17 The attempt to change his mind proved futile.
18 She fought the futile urge to draw breath.
19 It was all so sad, so depressing, so futile.
20 All efforts to save the child proved futile.
21 Throughout the 1960s, politicians kept up a rather futile polemic as to whether the General cared about anything except foreign affairs.
22 Like many in Russia, she blamed the country'sfailings on futile attempts to catch up with the West.
23 They were killed, to the last man, in a futile attack.
24 I must confess, Holmes, I had thought there were few more futile questions than speculations about the existence of atoms.
25 The idea was sound, but events of 14 July made it futile, for Bismarck's telegram had the desired effect.
26 Protestant endeavours to extinguish popular superstitions and the widespread belief in magical remedies also proved largely futile.
27 Firstly, it allowed the Government a potential escape route from the escalating costs of its apparently futile tough tactics.
28 Until these patterns are changed or eliminated, any attempt at improving individual performance is likely to prove futile.
29 Indeed, attempts to reshape the opinions and behaviour of today's toe-happy adults are plainly futile.
30 The goal is not to punish the rebels, but to convince them that it is futile to resist.
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