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Adjective
Unable or insufficient to produce any effect or result
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“The soldier pleaded that family troubles had led to his uncharacteristic behavior, but the utterings proved to be in vain.”
Adjective
Relating to or resembling farce, especially because of absurd or ridiculous aspects
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Adverb
Without success or a result
“He has inspired imitators, tolerated plagiarists, and confounded the hackers who try in vain to turn his craft into software.”
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