en vano


en vano
en vano
in vain
* * *
= vainly, in vain, helplessly, to no avail, futilely, without any avail, of no avail
Ex. A recitation of the best thought out principles for a cataloging code is easily drowned out by the clatter of a bank of direct access devices vainly searching for misplaced records.
Ex. In vain I walked from one end of London to the other, and trod the 'stony-hearted streets' from morning to night, day after day.
Ex. Before saying anything, she glanced long into the humid eyes of the woman sitting helplessly in front of her.
Ex. So when the user looked to no avail under all of these entries, he understandably concluded the library did not own the volume.
Ex. She pleaded, futilely, in broken French, until an elderly man, hearing the commotion, came to her rescue.
Ex. I have been searching for a solution to this problem without any avail -- Maybe someone here can offer a suggestion?.
Ex. All medicines were tried but of no avail, he remained in his state of absolute forgetfulness of the world.
* * *
= vainly, in vain, helplessly, to no avail, futilely, without any avail, of no avail

Ex: A recitation of the best thought out principles for a cataloging code is easily drowned out by the clatter of a bank of direct access devices vainly searching for misplaced records.

Ex: In vain I walked from one end of London to the other, and trod the 'stony-hearted streets' from morning to night, day after day.
Ex: Before saying anything, she glanced long into the humid eyes of the woman sitting helplessly in front of her.
Ex: So when the user looked to no avail under all of these entries, he understandably concluded the library did not own the volume.
Ex: She pleaded, futilely, in broken French, until an elderly man, hearing the commotion, came to her rescue.
Ex: I have been searching for a solution to this problem without any avail -- Maybe someone here can offer a suggestion?.
Ex: All medicines were tried but of no avail, he remained in his state of absolute forgetfulness of the world.


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