He endeavored in vain to appease the Adiaphoristic controversy.
Episode 44: Aditi appeals to her sister Dhriti in vain for forgiveness for the devas.
On which the iron shower for years had pour'd in vain.
Lose not so noble a friend on vain suppose.
The fat and vain secretary of Superintendente Vicente.
The part-songs "O happy dames" and "Vain, vain, all our life we spend in vain" (both à 4) are Sheppard's only known works to non-sacred texts.
They came in vain and left in vain, the Andijanis!
The opposition protested in vain.
And puts all pleasures vain unto eternal flight.
Vigorous search attempts were made to trace his body, but in vain.
False pleasure is not to be confused with vain pleasure.
He is vain and boasting.
Which Minerva cursed in vain.
The words are based on the 127th Psalm, "Except the Lord build the house they labour but in vain they who build it; except the Lord keep the house the watchman waketh but in vain".
Beauty is in vain if one has no virtues; family reputation is of no value for one who has no character; knowledge that doesn't give success is in vain; wealth that is not used for enjoyment is also in vain.
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