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
Meanwhile, activists with human rights groups said they are frustrated at fruitless efforts to influence Washington.
And their fishing experience had been fruitless then as now.
Messi did that again against France, with a long pass delivered like a kiss to the head of Sergio Aguero, who directed the ball into the net for Argentina's ultimately fruitless final goal.
Attempting to discuss the impracticality of this approach was uncannily fruitless.
Both the dental records and the rivet proved fruitless in identifying the victim.
Philadelphia got into its offensive sets so quickly that Miami’s attempts to bait Simmons by dropping on pick-and-rolls proved fruitless.
Congress conducted a largely fruitless investigation into bias and inaccuracy in news coverage afterward.
My other phone calls that day to file for a child-support modification, or even to force her father to follow the parenting plan, had been fruitless.
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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
FRUITLESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fruitless for English Language Learners
: producing no good results : not successful
FRUITLESS Defined for Kids
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