INEFFECTUAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of INEFFECTUAL
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
ineffectual
 a.  insufficient to produce a desired effect; fruitless
Classic Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  Ethan, consumed with the longing for a last moment alone with Mattie, hung about impatiently while Denis made an ineffectual search in the obscurer corners of the store.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VI
2  Lily's feelings were softer: she pitied him in a frightened ineffectual way.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
3  Miss Gertrude Farish, in fact, typified the mediocre and the ineffectual.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
4  If this were the case, his return showed that the struggle had been unsuccessful, for Lily knew he was not the man to waste his time in an ineffectual sentimental dalliance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
5  She made no ineffectual efforts to conduct her household en bonne menagere, going and coming as it suited her fancy, and, so far as she was able, lending herself to any passing caprice.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIX
6  The warrior in the oak had maintained a quick, though ineffectual fire, from the moment of his discovery.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
7  The sight of so many dark bodies, glancing before their eyes at the same instant, drew a hasty and consequently an ineffectual fire from the Hurons.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
8  After two or three ineffectual attempts, he reeled, and fell heavily to the ground.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
9  It was a strong effort of the spirit of good, but it was ineffectual.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
10  I was like the Arabian who had been buried with the dead and found a passage to life, aided only by one glimmering and seemingly ineffectual light.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
11  Thus not the tenderness of friendship, nor the beauty of earth, nor of heaven, could redeem my soul from woe; the very accents of love were ineffectual.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
12  Pardon this gush of sorrow; these ineffectual words are but a slight tribute to the unexampled worth of Henry, but they soothe my heart, overflowing with the anguish which his remembrance creates.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
13  I issue out on the sloping height of the ridge, whence wretched Teucrian hands were hurling their ineffectual weapons.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SECOND
14  Some glance ineffectual from helmet and shield; some Venus the bountiful turned aside as they grazed his body.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
15  At last the boy Ascanius and his troops burst through the ineffectual leaguer and issue from the camp.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
Example Sentence:
1  The mayor had become ineffectual in the struggle to clamp down on drugs.
2  He is a well-meaning but ineffectual leader.
3  He called the ineffectual cease-fire a diplomatic initiative that would be first step to end the conflict.
4  China has won, gaining the support of American allies not just in Asia but in Europe, and leaving America looking churlish and ineffectual.