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to no avail

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Since May, US Mideast envoy George Mitchell has shuttling between Abbas and Netanyahu to try to narrow the gaps, so far in vain.
in vain 1 : without success <I searched in vain for my key.
History May Be Searched in Vain seeks to rectify this oversight by delving into more than eighty diaries, journals, memoirs, and typed manuscript copies prepared by battalion members, including the journal of Dr.
In Branch's expert hands, the next three years of American history are the diffusion of that certainty and the political momentum it would bring--and that progressives have spent the last 40 years trying in vain to recapture.
We pick up the noun in 2:16: "It is by holding fast to the word of life that I can boast on the day of Christ that I did not run in vain [kenon] or labor in vain [kenon].
I'll prove it" So, perhaps the words in vain are not appropriate.