Definition of 'in vain'
Example sentences containing 'in vain'
We know that their deaths were not in vain.The Sun (2009) The Sun (2010) The Sun (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Did all those mackerel die in vain?Times, Sunday Times (2006) Times, Sunday Times (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Now we know these efforts were not in vain.Times, Sunday Times (2012) Calcio: A History of Italian Football (2006)
But your efforts will be in vain.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
But he was watching from the bench as his superstar understudy tried in vain to recapture past glories.The Sun (2014)
Yet you would search in vain for a person who more sharply belied the image of idle arrogance this conveys.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Where we are is where we are, but the deaths are not in vain.The Sun (2010)
Don't let his death be in vain.Times, Sunday Times (2011) The Sun (2015)
So perhaps she didn't die in vain.The Sun (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2008) The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)
Was her death in vain?The Sun (2009) The Sun (2006)
And he could well be assigning them another fortnight's worth of studies as he attempts in vain to sort out his bunch of donkeys.The Sun (2015)
Promotion will be easier next year with a single TV broadcaster but this element will probably go down as an admirable attempt in vain.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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