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I had about given up fruitless conjecture and was on the point of returning to sleep when a dozen Kaolian guardsmen entered my apartment.
Labouring in vain, he must end in hating himself and his fruitless occupation?
in Europe, and perhaps in a fruitless enquiry; yet the reader, by barely recollecting the last dialogue which passed between Messieurs Jones and Partridge, will be very easily satisfied from whence this letter came, and how it found its passage into the fowl.
I was making the angle necessary to intersect the line of your uncle's march, after my fruitless search, when I heard sounds like the explosion produced by fire arms--"
said Ellen, turning away from her fruitless examination, with a sudden lighting of her sprightly blue eyes, that showed she knew how to play with the foible of her learned companion.
It was believed that the search for the bodies had been a fruitless effort merely because the drowning must have occurred in mid- channel, since the boys, being good swimmers, would otherwise have escaped to shore.
However, I'll hold my peace and say nothing to him, and we'll see whether I am right in my suspicion that Senor Carrasco's efforts will be fruitless.
After a day of painful and fruitless scrambling, Mr.
While the count was being turned over, one of his arms fell back helplessly and he made a fruitless effort to pull it forward.
Only this once, and then adieu to fruitless dreaming--thenceforth, only sober, solid, sad reality should occupy my mind.
The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs today resolved to hold members of the Board of the South African Weather Service (SAWS) personally liable for the fruitless and wasteful expenditure of R2m that was incurred as a result of its ill-advised decision to prematurely terminate the employment contract of the former CEO, Dr Linda Makuleni.
The flag meeting between the two countries have remained fruitless so far.