Examples of fruitless in a Sentence
They made a fruitless attempt to find a solution.
It would be fruitless to continue.
Recent Examples of fruitless from the Web
Clayton was called in after years of fruitless efforts at driving out the bothersome birds.
During this long Friday of partisan finger-pointing speeches punctuated by the occasional (apparently fruitless) Schumer–Goes–to–the–White House surprise, tonight’s government shutdown has become more and more certain.
And for the past ten years, these efforts have proved fruitless.
That too apparently proved fruitless, and a jury ultimately rendered a verdict awarding $1,725,000 to Revette on Sept. 27, 2016.
City attorneys say prosecuting people is a toothless, fruitless exercise with virtually no consequences.
Given the mixed signals, speculating when things will improve is a fruitless exercise.
Until some pressure is applied to encourage him to look elsewhere, the search will often prove fruitless.
More than two years of on-and-off talks with Ford were fruitless.
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First Known Use of fruitless
in vain, no dice, not worth the candle, of no avail;
Synonym Discussion of fruitless
- resistance had proved so futile that surrender was the only choice left
- a vain attempt to get the car started
- fruitless efforts to obtain a lasting peace
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