1 I spent the whole of yesterday evening in making enquiries entirely without avail.
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2 Ferrier knew that his wealth and position would be of no avail to him.
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3 I slept after the prostration of the day, with a stringent and profound slumber which not even the nightmares that wrung me could avail to break.
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4 If he belong to that party, he must already have given them the alarm, and it will avail nothing either to fight or fly.
5 That cannot endure," said Ivanhoe; "if they press not right on to carry the castle by pure force of arms, the archery may avail but little against stone walls and bulwarks.
6 Oliver saw, but too plainly, that resistance would be of no avail.
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7 Several times Stapleton lurked about with his hound, but without avail.
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8 But since Mr. Holmes has already been taken into your confidence, it would indeed be absurd that we should not avail ourselves of his services.
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9 Well, it is a great responsibility that I take upon myself, but I have given Hopkins an excellent hint and if he can't avail himself of it I can do no more.
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10 But these cares of Clerval were made of no avail when I visited the professors.
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11 That cannot be; but all that I can say will be of little avail.
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12 All that Mrs. Ferrars could say to make him put an end to the engagement, assisted too as you may well suppose by my arguments, and Fanny's entreaties, was of no avail.
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13 Thereupon, I had brought in all our hammers, one after another, but without avail.
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14 I thanked him for his consideration; and, as he went down soon afterwards, and I was not tired, went down too, with a book in my hand, to avail myself, for half-an-hour, of his permission.
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15 It would avail me nothing to extenuate it now.
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