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 Sentences of fruitlessly
Definition:
ad. without any valuable effect; idly; vainly
Example:
Still, I deeply resented the way I fruitlessly checked the dining room for him every morning.
Sentence in Classic:
A restless feeling of guilt would always be present with him: he would confess and repent and be absolved, confess and repent again and be absolved again, fruitlessly.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
The light, bold, fluttering little figure turned and came back safe to me, and I soon laughed at my fears, and at the cry I had uttered; fruitlessly in any case, for there was no one near.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
He said that he was wearing away his time fruitlessly where he was, that letters from the friends he had formed in London desired his return to complete the negotiation they had entered into for his Indian enterprise.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
They will repent indeed: and this is the second sting of the worm of conscience, a late and fruitless sorrow for sins committed.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
During the whole of the performance Levin felt like a deaf man watching people dancing, and was in a state of complete bewilderment when the fantasia was over, and felt a great weariness from the fruitless strain on his attention.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
While the count was being turned over, one of his arms fell back helplessly and he made a fruitless effort to pull it forward.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Spenlow went home without me (I had had an insane hope that he might take me back again), as if I were a mariner myself, and the ship to which I belonged had sailed away and left me on a desert island; I shall make no fruitless effort to describe.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
The word would not have been exchanged, but that the housebreaker was unable to open the door: on which he was expending fruitless oaths and violence, when the Jew came panting up.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context