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avail
 v.  turn to advantage of; be of service to; profit; promote
Example Sentence: (153 in 11 pages)
1  Your ability to argue is of little avail if the facts are wrong.
2  You must avail yourself of every opportunity to speak English.
3  He tried hard to pick a hole in what I said, but to no avail.
4  We tried to keep him alive but to no avail.
5  Guests are encouraged to avail themselves of all the hotel's services.
6  When his power ceases to avail, that is when a stronger than he appears upon the scene.
7  Meanwhile Armstrong continues to grunt, to growl, to bite into his gums but all to no avail: he's over five minutes behind now.
8  Your efforts will not come to no avail, if you can achieve something at last.
9  I am a stonemason avail for quality new install and repair work (stone, brick, tile, pavers, etc).
10  He jingled too hard, and one of the dimes fell out; he looked for that dime for hours to no avail.
11  All our efforts availed us little in trying to effect a change.
12  He availed himself of the offer.
13  The draft agreement will be available two weeks before the meeting.
14  The total amount can be deduced logically from the figures available.
15  Author and subject indexes are available on a library database.
Classic Sentence: (95 in 7 pages)
1  I spent the whole of yesterday evening in making enquiries entirely without avail.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
2  Ferrier knew that his wealth and position would be of no avail to him.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
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.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
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.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
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.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
6  Oliver saw, but too plainly, that resistance would be of no avail.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
7  Several times Stapleton lurked about with his hound, but without avail.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
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.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
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.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
10  But these cares of Clerval were made of no avail when I visited the professors.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
11  That cannot be; but all that I can say will be of little avail.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 23
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.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 37
13  Thereupon, I had brought in all our hammers, one after another, but without avail.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVI
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.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
15  It would avail me nothing to extenuate it now.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING