futility


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Tarzan was coiling his rope the while he lectured Taug on the futility of pitting his poor powers, physical and intellectual, against those of his betters.
The girl, realizing the futility of leaping to the ground, chose the remaining alternative and clambered to the top of the upper plane.
The Eloi, like the Carolingian kings, had decayed to a mere beautiful futility.
Could men or plants but once elevate their thoughts to the vast scale of creation, it would teach them their own insignificance so plainly, would so unerringly make manifest the futility of complaints, and the immense disparity between time and eternity, as to render the useful lesson of contentment as inevitable as it is important.
The full recognition of the futility of their infatuation, from a social point of view; its purposeless beginning; its self-bounded outlook; its lack of everything to justify its existence in the eye of civilization (while lacking nothing in the eye of Nature); the one fact that it did exist, ecstasizing them to a killing joy; all this imparted to them a resignation, a dignity, which a practical and sordid expectation of winning him as a husband would have destroyed.
In consequence of this search he arrived late at the office, perceived that his doing so made no difference whatever to any one, and was filled with sudden exasperation at the elaborate futility of his life.
After sitting thus for a time, he seemed to reach some point in his thinking which demonstrated its futility, upon which he sighed and stretched his hand for a book lying on the table by his side.
MacroGenicsannounced completion of a pre-planned interim futility analysis of the Phase 3 SOPHIA trial.
Being sworn in is an exercise in futility that neither helps him nor his party or the rest of the country.
Edcel Lagman, leader of the so-called 'Magnificent Seven' bloc, on Thursday said questioning the constitutionality of the decision of the joint session of Congress to extend President Duterte's Proclamation 216 might only be an exercise in futility.
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 16, 2016-Mesoblast's MSC-100-IV successful in pre-specified interim futility analysis in phase three aGVHD trial
M2 PHARMA-November 16, 2016-Mesoblast's MSC-100-IV successful in pre-specified interim futility analysis in phase three aGVHD trial