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cried Jinjur, in despair; "for how can our knitting-needles avail against the long spears and terrible swords of our foes?
The Goths awoke, joining in the fight, but all their swords were of no avail against the ogre.
What strength or courage could avail against an enemy armed with such mysterious powers?
But he said nothing, for words do not avail against fate.
No pose of detachment could avail against the warm waves of that voice.
Agamemnon led them on, and slew first Bienor, a leader of his people, and afterwards his comrade and charioteer Oileus, who sprang from his chariot and was coming full towards him; but Agamemnon struck him on the forehead with his spear; his bronze visor was of no avail against the weapon, which pierced both bronze and bone, so that his brains were battered in and he was killed in full fight.
This is to request your good offices to study and pursue legal remedies or actions available in the United States of America which the Philippine government may avail against Sanofi or Sanofi Pasteur in connection with the conduct of clinical trials on the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia, then known as CYD-TVD,' Francisco said.
Ridgeway were well in the game in the first-half, but it was the Peacocks who strutted their stuff in the second-half to no avail against a determined Rovers.
Uhlmann is surely correct when he says that arguments about process have shown themselves to be of limited avail against the juggernaut of rights claims.
Last man out Krishna smashed a superb 80, having earlier taken 3-33 - but it was to no avail against revitalised Rowlands CA.
Westminster YTCA deployed eight bowlers to no avail against Rihan's onslaught.