futility

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To-morrow had come; the mysterious and lying to-morrow that lures men, disdainful of love and faith, on and on through the poignant futilities of life to the fitting reward of a grave.
It is true, she was looking very charming herself, and Stephen was paying her the utmost attention on this public occasion; jealously buying up the articles he had seen under her fingers in the process of making, and gayly helping her to cajole the male customers into the purchase of the most effeminate futilities.
This week a spokesman for regional water-wasters United Futilities told the ECHO that average bills could RISE by only pounds 10 over the next five years (pounds 17 less than Futilities requested).