Futility in a sentence

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Definition of Futility

  • The quality of producing no valuable effect, or of coming to nothing; uselessness.
  • uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result

How to use futility in a sentence. Futility pronunciation.

The typical Russian in the book is Nezhdanov, who is entirely true to life in his uncertainty and in his futility; he does not know whether or not he is in love, and he does not know at the last what the "cause" really is.
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The chief themes of all teachers of morality are: benevolence and beneficence; tolerance of the opinions of others; self-control; the acquisition of knowledge—that jewel beyond price; the true uses of wealth; the advantages of resolute, manly exertion; the dignity of labour; the futility of worldly pleasures; the fugacity of time; man’s individual insignificance.
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What troubled him was the absolute futility of the life which had just ended.
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In a few years these too, others taking their place, would stand alien as he stood; but the reflection brought him no solace; it merely impressed upon him the futility of human existence.
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After sitting thus for a time, he seemed to reach some point in his thinking which demonstrated its futility, upon which he sighed and stretched his hand for a book lying on the table by his side.
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At this moment she was much inclined to sit on into the night, spinning her light fabric of thoughts until she tired of their futility, and went to her mathematics; but, as she knew very well, it was necessary that she should see her father before he went to bed.
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He rose, and looked into the river, whose swift race of dun-colored waters seemed the very spirit of futility and oblivion.
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The aspects dwindled out in a cries-cross of blotted lines in the very middle of a sentence, and suggested that the author had been interrupted, or convinced of the futility of proceeding, with her pen in the air....
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His clothes, even the white slip, the pearl in his tie, seemed to intercept her quick glance, and to proclaim the futility of such inquiries of a discreet, urbane gentleman, who balanced his cup of tea and poised a slice of bread and butter on the edge of the saucer.
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The litter of the table and the tedious but exacting conversation of Mrs. Denham remained: they struck, indeed, upon a mind bereft of all defences, and, keenly conscious of the degradation which is the result of strife whether victorious or not, she thought gloomily of her loneliness, of life's futility, of the barren prose of reality, of William Rodney, of her mother, and the unfinished book.
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For the campaign of 1840, seeing the futility of petition and the folly of expecting action on issues foreign to those on which Congressmen had been elected, the Abolitionists boldly called a National Convention, in which six States were represented, and nominated candidates for the presidency and vice-presidency.
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As she seemed to find some comfort in it he did not attempt to convince her of its futility.
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He had been speculating upon the futility of his political energy in the light of the impermanence of life and fame.
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She often in secret gave way to the futility of tears.
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Thinking of it means dreaming or despairing-both futilities.
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And I, gazing thus upon this measureless immensity, felt myself humbled thereby, and with this came a knowledge of the futility of my life hitherto.
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The men constituting the Vigilance Committee began to feel a sense of futility, almost of absurdity.
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In that moment, what with reaction from excitement and weariness, he had a feeling of futility, of struggling to no end.
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They scoured the mountains and patrolled the roads; they searched the houses and farms, the valleys and thickets, and as the days dragged on, proving the futility of their efforts, still more carbineers arrived.
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This false view-of which the futility was first completely exposed by _Manger_-has arisen from the circumstance, that the prophet, in narrating the execution of the divine commission, omits very important events.
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Examples of Futility

Example #1
He fails to understand the woman who accompanies him, he fails to understand Solomin, and he fails to understand himself.
Example #2
Of course he is not true to life, of course he is not typically Russian.
Example #3
They are never weary of inculcating taciturnity in preference to loquacity, and the virtues of patience and resignation.
Example #4
Do unto others as ye would that they should do unto you.
Example #5
It did not matter if Cronshaw was alive or dead.
Example #6
He tried to force himself to read, but presently pushed away his book in despair.