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ADJ   vain | vainer / more vain | vainest / most vain
SYNO bootless | conceited | egotistic | ...
hiú {adj}vain
beképzelt {adj}vain
hiábavaló {adj}vain [pointless, futile]
hiába {adv}in vain
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Usage Examples English
  • 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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Contains translations by TU Chemnitz and Mr Honey's Business Dictionary (German-English only).
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