Research on abstinent outcome shows that addiction treatment is futile.
It isn’t futile to go to university.
Dale Carnegie once suggested that criticism of others is futile and if you indulge in it often you should be warned that it can be fatal to your career.
It will also be futile if international policies continue as they are.
638152 Some try to raise money, but that can be depressing and futile.
But mere appeals to an abstract common European solidarity are futile.
784895 There should be no more futile military interventions by the UK..”
While it seemed like a natural response, it was a futile one in this case.
To describe the Iguazu Falls without gushing superlatives is a futile exercise.
You can’t quite call it obsolete, perhaps, but damned if it doesn’t feel awfully futile.
Once in five years we get a chance to voice our disapproval, a futile exercise, Owen said.
No meteor from outer space, no unstoppable pandemic, no heroic, ultimately futile last stand.
After a few days of futile searches, the plane and crew were written off, their relatives notified.