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Vainly meaning

vainly - 1 dictionary results

  1. 1. In a vain manner; in vain.

vainly - examples of usage

  1. I vainly searched the surrounding surface of the sand. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. After having vainly attempted on frequent occasions to get the birds out of the trap by himself, he one day observed another poor bird caught. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. He is a visitor, vainly trying to find his way home, having come some ten or fifteen miles across country since the morning. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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