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  • In vain. (12)
  • But in vain. (19)
  • It was vain. (10)
  • In vain the Rev. (10)
  • But Madam says: Thereof she may be vain! (10)
  • And of this we men are vain? (10)
  • It must be vain to have a sheen. (10)
  • Vain to be shrewish with the world! (10)
  • It was in vain to offer high rewards. (6)
  • He still reasoned with her, but in vain. (4)
  • All the best plays were run over in vain. (4)
  • I have tried in vain to get him up hither. (14)
  • It was all in vain; he could not create it. (12)
  • Yet she had not bought the indulgence in vain. (5)
  • How it has happened it is vain to attempt to guess. (10)
  • In vain Champlain besought them; they were obdurate. (19)
  • Equally vain was it to attempt to persuade Beauchamp. (10)
  • She wondered, and questioned him eagerly; but in vain. (4)
  • Their vast stomachs beat together in a vain encounter. (9)
  • Nothing so simple, extravagant, and vain could serve him. (8)
  • She is a vain coquette, and her tricks have not answered. (4)
  • In vain they weave The fatal web below while far he flies. (10)
  • I was as amiable as possible on the occasion, but all in vain. (4)
  • In what a disgraceful light might it not strike so vain a man! (4)
  • Not only is the money a vain thing to me, but an actual hindrance. (12)
  • And so the very sensible things which they can and do say, are vain. (10)
  • Husbands and wives generally understand when opposition will be vain. (4)
  • Only this: that all these eight years of bloodshed had been in vain. (19)
  • I know I am thoughtless, and horribly vain and disagreeable sometimes. (10)
  • One resisted desperately and struggled against the command, but in vain. (12)
  • Sweet must I be for thee, or sweet in vain: Sweet to thee only, my dear love! (10)
  • His delicacy forbade him the indulgence which my own protested against in vain. (9)
  • I got upon my knees, and having in vain tried to reach my legs, I struggled aft. (6)
  • It will be readily believed that Mrs. Norris did not write to her sister in vain. (4)
  • Merthyr turned and tried in vain to get a hearing among the excited, voluble men. (10)
  • In vain they tried to escape; the doors were shut and guarded by English soldiers. (19)
  • King Louis made great efforts to get Nova Scotia back into his power, but in vain. (19)
  • In vain was one band beaten and cut to pieces; another sprang up to take its place. (19)
  • I challenged my philosopher in vain for a specific cause of his dislike of the scene. (9)
  • But the compromise was vain, for he sinned again in an explosion against appearances. (10)
  • But the illusion probably deceives nobody so little as those who cherish the vain hope. (9)
  • Thrice he landed his soldiers and sailors and tried to storm Fort St. Louis; but in vain. (19)
  • The notes had been less conspicuously placed, and the search for them was tedious and vain. (10)
  • Pray call again as soon as possible, and explain the reason of my having expected this in vain. (4)
  • Who sweats not with the flock will seek in vain To shed the words which are ripe fruit of sun. (10)
  • He was not vain to the degree which stupefies the sense of there being weight or wisdom in others. (10)
  • Opposition was vain; and as to Mrs. Norris, he was mistaken in supposing she would wish to make any. (4)
  • The retort, rude as it was, seemed insufficient, but Boyne tried in vain to think of something else. (9)
  • Wendelin had been changed into a falcon, and the rat struggled in vain to escape his powerful attack. (5)
  • But such efforts at conceiving one great one by incorporation of minors are vain, and cry for excuse. (10)
  • It was as vain to call him back as to attempt to erase what Time has written with the Judgment Blood! (10)
  • When I had grown sure of their reappearance from some point of view or other, I spied for them in vain. (10)
  • I would not look up until that was done; he tried in vain to push me a little away and gaze into my face. (1)
  • In vain Edward asked himself why he had been such an idiot as to stain his hands with the affair at all. (10)
  • He talked fondly of one friend that he had, an officer in the army, which was considered pardonably vain. (10)
  • He is blinded, and nothing will open his eyes; nothing can, after having had truths before him so long in vain. (4)
  • We moved from town to town along the South coast; but it was vain to hope we might be taken for simple people. (10)
  • All his hopes of using it in his profession to make hardened sinners confess their misdeeds, were therefore, vain. (5)
  • I try in vain to give some notion of the subtle sympathy with nature which scarcely put itself into words with him. (9)
  • In vain did she entreat him to stand up with somebody else, and offer to introduce him to any young lady in the room. (4)
  • He perceived her inclination, and having again urged the plea of health in vain, was too polite to make further opposition. (4)
  • De Vaudreuil appealed to the people to help him in making yet stronger the fortifications of Quebec, and he did not appeal in vain. (19)
  • You flatter us, or perchance our milliners You flatter; so this vain and outworn She May still be the charmed snake to your soft airs! (10)
  • And more, for knowledge crowns the gain Of intercourse with other souls, And Wisdom travels not in vain The plunging spaces of the poles. (10)
  • If Libby had been as vain as he seemed light, he must have found it cruelly unflattering, for it ignored his presence and even his existence. (9)
  • Mrs. March ran and opened the window, while her husband carefully examined the stove at every point, and explored the pipe for the damper in vain. (9)
  • Fellingham returned to London, where he roamed the streets famous for furniture warehouses, in the vain hope of encountering the new owner of Elba. (10)
  • By a violent but vain effort to withdraw the blade the wound was enlarged; a rill of blood escaped, running sinuously down into the deranged clothing. (1)
  • In vain Dietrich menaced Guy with the terrors of the Club: Aunt Lisbeth begged of Margarita not to leave her with the footmen in vain. (10)

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