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In fact, because my efforts are not in vain (empty) I have joy.
The first half was a series of free kicks, throw ins and numerous shots at goal,but all were in vain with the half ending 0-0.
Given the political turmoil in Israel, one looks for some sign of conflict or tragedy, but in vain.
County officials have tried in vain over the last year to persuade SkyWest or another carrier to fly direct routes to San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas, San Diego and other popular destinations.