English words and Examples of Usage
use "vain" in a sentence
Barnes & Noble's efforts to keep up with Amazon have mostly been in vain.
Although James suspected that it might be about him because he's very vain.
Many Lakota have tried in vain to have those medals revoked without success.
I got a lot of people writing in, saying: 'How dare you take Jesus' name in vain?'
However, the effort is probably in vain, because Taiwanese are thirsting for change.
Tourists and media looked on as paramedics battled in vain to massage his heart back to life.
We've tried in vain to get comment on this from the Mayor, and we've met a complete stone wall.
That search is likely to be in vain, writes Deutsche Welle Editor-in-Chief Alexander Kudascheff.
S. markets are being sold just as heavily, as buyers search in vain for reasons to be positive.”
When it happened, I made the promise to her that I would not let her death be in vain, she said.
The victims are all gone too soon, and although slain, Not one of those who died, have died in vain.
People who have fought to defend their homes can't believe that they did everything in vain, he said.
Republicans in Congress tried in vain to cut off the federal funding that Planned Parenthood receives.
On both counts he has been trying in vain to apologize and backtrack, adding to the charged atmosphere.
James Froude once said that men are made by nature unequal. It is vain, therefore, to treat them as if they were equal.
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