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Synonyms for vainly

to no avail


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For two years, police have vainly attempted to track him down to answer to defilement charges.But on Thursday, a multi-agency team of detectives from the Child Protection Unit and Transnational Organised Crime Unit swooped down on the suspect in Kasarani and arrested him.
The Hurriyet leaders said that by issuing such statements, Modi was vainly trying to put a cover on the prevailing crisis in the occupied territory arising from oppressive policies of New Delhi to muzzle the Kashmiris' voice for freedom.
Gearoid Morrissey and Seanie Maguire also wasted good opportunities as the home side vainly searched for a goal minu brc of their own.
In the way A scene made him scared Went his hair to rise Ran his eyes streams Woke up all his still sorrows and pains And recalled his memory to that very eve Generated his father to fall apart Under the belts of the cruel bulldozer As he was vainly defending their house Against the roofless jackals and wolves Packs of jackals Swarming to squat our Cannite-original land
The agency has tried vainly over 18 months to visit the suspected site of weapons-related experiments.
VAMPIRES SUCK (12A) Writer-directors Jason Friedberg and Aaron Selzer vainly attempt to sink their fangs into the Twilight saga in this shockingly bad spoof.
He counseled Lebanese leaders to give it up completely rather than vainly upholding it.
Just as Marxists vainly believed that the proletariat would rise up against capitalism, Mr Jones and his fellow nationalists equally delude themselves that an independent Wales is inevitable.
That the biographer of James Maxton - make that hero worshipper - should see out the last days of his service vainly, desperately seeking to shore up a colonial adventure that would have embarrassed Lord Palmerston is sadder, much sadder, than the rending asunder of Mrs Gallagher's two wee boys.
On July 9, on these very pages, my MP Ashok Kumar was vainly attempting to extol the virtues of his party in regard to law and order.
Lip service is such a deception not only to the person who vainly volunteers, but also to those who have to pick up the pieces of their neglect of duty.
The artist was seen vainly trying to grab on to a rope to stop the inflatable taking off.
Manila: A man enraged over his gay lover's alleged infidelity cut off the latter's organ before vainly trying to flush it down the toilet.