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1  She wondered, and questioned him eagerly; but in vain.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 20
2  She spoke to him, ordered, entreated, and insisted in vain.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 9
3  Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 7
4  Charles and Mary also came in, of course, during their visit, and Mr Musgrove made a point of paying his respects to Lady Russell, and sat down close to her for ten minutes, talking with a very raised voice, but from the clamour of the children on his knees, generally in vain.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 14
5  She tried to dissuade Mary from going, but in vain; and that being the case, thought it best to accept the Miss Musgroves' much more cordial invitation to herself to go likewise, as she might be useful in turning back with her sister, and lessening the interference in any plan of their own.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 10
6  The following morning Anne was out with her friend, and for the first hour, in an incessant and fearful sort of watch for him in vain; but at last, in returning down Pulteney Street, she distinguished him on the right hand pavement at such a distance as to have him in view the greater part of the street.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
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7  It had not been possible for him to spend less; he had done nothing but what Sir Walter Elliot was imperiously called on to do; but blameless as he was, he was not only growing dreadfully in debt, but was hearing of it so often, that it became vain to attempt concealing it longer, even partially, from his daughter.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 1
8  Young and gentle as she was, it might yet have been possible to withstand her father's ill-will, though unsoftened by one kind word or look on the part of her sister; but Lady Russell, whom she had always loved and relied on, could not, with such steadiness of opinion, and such tenderness of manner, be continually advising her in vain.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 4
9  She only roused herself from the broodings of this restless agitation, to let Mrs Clay know that she had been seen with Mr Elliot three hours after his being supposed to be out of Bath, for having watched in vain for some intimation of the interview from the lady herself, she determined to mention it, and it seemed to her there was guilt in Mrs Clay's face as she listened.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 22
10  All that she could tell she told most gladly, but the all was little for one who had been there, and unsatisfactory for such an enquirer as Mrs Smith, who had already heard, through the short cut of a laundress and a waiter, rather more of the general success and produce of the evening than Anne could relate, and who now asked in vain for several particulars of the company.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21