Sentence Examples


  • She wasn't vain enough to think that turned him to drinking, though.
  • He tried in vain to stop the water flow.
  • Martha looked bewildered as she tried in vain to quiet Claire.
  • Martha was more than willing to let anyone respond to her daughter's needs while she tried in vain to shake a world class hangover.
  • We drove home with Betsy trying in vain to calm Molly down, telling her we weren't in any danger.

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