His futile diplomatic efforts during the days preceding the German invasion of Poland in 1939 are sometimes called the Dahlerus Mission.
In some lung-disease patients, the lung will not expand after removal of the pleural peel, rendering the surgery futile.
Many controversies surrounding the concept of futile care center around how futility is assessed differently in specific situations rather than on arguments in favor of providing futile care "per se".
Lupton in return sent futile requests for supplies and reinforcements to Emin in Lado.
This event was said to have inspired the adage of the Dutch Renaissance humanist Erasmus, "Inanium inania consilia" ("futile advice from futile people"), said when a person of low intelligence is foiled in their plans.
2. S-78. Moving the silver up to rank 8 defends the 87 square rendering White's pawn attack futile.
As demonstrated by the later unionization drives of 1974 and 1978, these efforts to stifle collective action in the hospital were futile.
During the fighting for Rabaul in early 1942, No. 24 Squadron RAAF fought a brief, but ultimately futile defence as the Japanese advanced south towards Australia.
In the 1970s Heertje eventually fought a futile battle to preserve the Amsterdam Volkstoneel, of which he was chairman.
And in such an area it would be futile, desperately futile to construct what are called 'fallout shelters'".
"Bulbophyllum futile" is a species of orchid in the genus "Bulbophyllum".
For a time, in 1914–1915, some hoped that the war could be won through an attrition of materiel—that the enemy's supply of artillery shells could be exhausted in futile exchanges.
Over six decades, there were more than 50 prisoners desperate enough to try to escape but, despite several super-human efforts, their attempts proved futile.
The Texas Advance Directives Act (1999), also known as the Texas Futile Care Law, describes certain provisions that are now Chapter 166 of the Texas Health & Safety Code.
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