Recent Examples of futility from the Web
Other 'F' words may come to mind for Elgin-area social service programs and school districts when discussing the budget impasse in Springfield — fear, futility, future.
India’s plans were cited by American critics of the Paris climate accord as proof of the futility of advanced nations trying to limit their carbon output.
There’s a song about alienation, one about aging, one about futility, some obscure enough to be hard to decipher and some all for fun.
After back-to-back years of futility against Staples, Glastonbury exorcised its greatest demon to claim the school's first Class L championship since 1992.
But after a nine-game losing streak and a stretch of offensive futility in April, the Royals (21-20) have spent most of May treading water while trying to make up ground in the standings.
The futility of press briefings was on full display earlier this month.
This problem only exists for Windows users (Macs and Linux machines are not affected by the software… which highlights the futility of Sony/BMG’s approach nicely).
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Origin and Etymology of futility
First Known Use: circa 1623
FUTILITY Defined for Kids
Definition of futility for Students
: the quality or state of being ineffective She knew the futility of trying to argue with him.
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