don't be so futile!
Attorney-General Geoff Plant of British Columbia dismissed Alberta's threat as almost certainly a futile exercise.Globe and Mail (2003)
He began breathing deeply and regularly in a futile effort at calm.The Last Raven
Longmead's company had been tedious, their mutual concerns futile.The Last Raven
Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing so futile.HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)
Picking out one good issue from a dozen shady ones, week after week, has become a futile exercise for the investor.Business Today (1996)
The final point to keep in mind is that governments ' attempts to change the direction of currencies are almost always futile.Globe and Mail (2003)
V I found myself unable to concentrate on the Evening Office, and an attempt to pray proved futile.Ultimate Prizes