1 Only the ineffective word "hedgehog" illustrated his vision of Europe, bristling with guns, poised with planes.
2 He was successfully supplanted for a while, at the beginning of the present century, by Buonaparte; but as process of time rendered the latter personage stale and ineffective the older phrase resumed its early prominence.
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3 She could not hold herself much to blame for this ineffectiveness, and she was perhaps less to blame than she believed.
4 Its alternation of sad human ineffectiveness with vast inhuman cycles of activity chilled him and he forgot his own human and ineffectual grieving.
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5 But the most amazing example of the ineffectiveness of the orders given by the authorities at that time was Napoleon's attempt to stop the looting and re-establish discipline.
6 "Lavender, sweet lavender, who'll buy my sweet lavender" the tune trilled and tinkled, ineffectively shepherding the audience.