INEFFECTIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INEFFECTIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  not producing an intended effect
 a.  lacking in power or forcefulness
Classic Sentence:
1  Only the ineffective word "hedgehog" illustrated his vision of Europe, bristling with guns, poised with planes.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 4
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.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
3  She could not hold herself much to blame for this ineffectiveness, and she was perhaps less to blame than she believed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
4  Its alternation of sad human ineffectiveness with vast inhuman cycles of activity chilled him and he forgot his own human and ineffectual grieving.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
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.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 13: CHAPTER X
6  "Lavender, sweet lavender, who'll buy my sweet lavender" the tune trilled and tinkled, ineffectively shepherding the audience.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 10
Example Sentence:
1  The chemical was almost totally ineffective in killing the weeds.
2  This kind of training is ineffective, and wasteful of scarce resources.
3  Various drugs have proved ineffective against the virus.
4  The court is ineffective because it lacks the necessary enforcement machinery.