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Synonyms for fruitlessly

in an unproductive manner

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For two days I searched fruitlessly back and forth from the inland sea almost to the barrier cliffs for some trace of Ajor, and always I trended northward; but I saw no sign of any human being, not even the band of Galu warriors under Du-seen; and then I commenced to have misgivings.
He continued to lay himself out, like a salmon at a fishmonger's, in spite of his empty stomach and the fact that he had fruitlessly exhibited his enormous moustache and his fine clothes for over three years.
The war, which has been fruitlessly seeking to restore Yemen's former Riyadh-allied government, has received unstinting logistical and arms support from the US and UK.
The next year, Jung Ho-yeong was appointed as the special prosecutor to look into the case but the investigation ended fruitlessly.
A few nights ago your humble correspondent was fruitlessly applying herself to some research at the New York Public Library when a text came in from Congress for Jewish Culture Director Shane Baker.
THE SECRETS IN MY FAMILY W, 9pm A LOT of tears are shed in this genealogy show, as Alex Jones, right, does her best to comfort people who have been fruitlessly searching for relatives for years.
India has fruitlessly tried to financially and economically divert the Kashmiris from their freedom struggle, said Masood Khan.
Gruevski is fruitlessly trying to stay at the helm of the party unaware that the he is pulling it to the bottom.
The hosts failed to pose a threat in the field;, they fruitlessly relied on counter-attacks and limited chances.
I've fruitlessly contacted the site on behalf of two unhappy readers.
The passing from defence which was applauded in the first half, was replaced by elements of frustration with the urge to revert to the bad old days of three or four years ago and bombard the penalty area, usually fruitlessly.
But, instead of fruitlessly banging our heads against Oscar's wall, we should realize that the way the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Ampas) is structured makes it inordinately difficult for us to get what we injudiciously desire.
He was spotted a little later in Grivas Dhigenis Avenue in Engomi by members of the rapid reaction force (MMAD) who signaled him to stop, again fruitlessly as he tried to get away, this time colliding with a car driven by a 47-year-old woman before coming to a standstill after hitting a tree.
For half a century, scientists have fruitlessly hunted for traces of bridgmanite forged during powerful meteorite impacts that mimic the high temperatures and pressures deep inside Earth.
After fruitlessly searching for a prefab studio that "didn't feel like a camper," she and her husband, Dave, spotted a cottage for sale by builder Ward Hensill (bodegaportable buildings.