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use "vain" in a sentence

About 400 years ago, successive Mughal rulers attemped in vain to capture this area.

In 1799 he had the hardihood to publish both Vortigern and Henry II, the copyrights of which his son gave him before leaving home, and he made vain efforts to get the latter represented on the stage.

difficult it was for Kay to overcome a potential challenge.

His character is mild, soft-spoken, vaguely guilt-ridden, prone to making an idiot of himself, and immune to embarrassment.

One race captured by the Queen and pressed into her service are the dromes ; huge, vaguely humanoid beings with grey, doughy flesh, toothless mouths and tiny eyes.

The boundary between Canada and the U.S. was then only vaguely defined (see Alaska boundary dispute ).

Tahuna and Tainui The grandstand at Tahuna Park Tahuna and Tainui are two small, somewhat vaguely defined suburbs which lie to the south of Andersons Bay and Musselburgh, close to Dunedin's southern coastline ( Ocean Beach ).

As a man who looks vaguely like Mitsuomi Takayanagi walks by the window, Kagesada ducks under a desk in fear.

The music continues in the same vein as Filth, and is again vaguely reminiscent of heavy metal music played in extreme slow motion.

The Frankish Annals vaguely mention this elder Harald as king.

Stephenson wrote about the Macintosh that "when the computer crashed and wrote gibberish into the bitmap, the result was something that looked vaguely like static on a broken television set - a 'snow crash'".

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