without success

idiom

: without achieving what one tried to do : unsuccessfully
He tried to repair the engine but without success.

Examples of without success in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although that effort was led by Democratic lawmakers, Republicans had tried years earlier without success to swap the caucus for a primary. Anjeanette Damon, ProPublica, 5 Feb. 2024 Mailman tried to get the local news to run a piece about Melanie, without success. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 1 Feb. 2024 The bill has been floated in recent years without success but reached the first step in Iowa’s lawmaking process Wednesday, when it was rejected by three members of a House Judiciary subcommittee. Hannah Fingerhut, Twin Cities, 31 Jan. 2024 Executive Officer Paul Parker has been pushing to expand the review board’s jurisdiction to include jail medical staff, to date without success. Jeff McDonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Jan. 2024 The city has taken several steps to prevent the recurring crashes without success, so now more drastic mitigation measures, including construction of a $5 million roundabout, are under consideration. Chicago Tribune Staff, Chicago Tribune, 26 Jan. 2024 The Journal Sentinel tried to reach the firefighter, who now lives in Florida, without success. Daniel Bice, Journal Sentinel, 10 Jan. 2024 The spinoff tries without success to repeat an old formula with a charming but amoral protagonist December 29, 2023 at 6:00 a.m. Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2023 In 2015, the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal attempted to confirm this origin story without success. Brennan Long, Southern Living, 24 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Without success.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/without%20success. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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