Vain in a Sentence 🔊

Definition of Vain

without success

Examples of Vain in a sentence

After Vera failed the class, it was obvious her long hours of studying were in vain. 🔊

Since my effort to get a holiday ham was in vain, we will be eating chicken for Christmas dinner.  🔊

The football team’s comeback effort was in vain as their rivals made an interception that halted their progress. 🔊

If my son’s death brings more awareness to the tragedy of war, then he will not have died in vain.  🔊

The toddler’s attempt to reach the cookie jar on the counter was in vain.  🔊

In vain, the police watched as the escaped prisoner jumped onto the moving train.  🔊

The detective hated to tell the parents his efforts to save their daughter was in vain.  🔊

As the fire engulfed the barn, the farmer and his family realized attempts to save their livestock were in vain.  🔊

We tried in vain to stop the widow from crying.  🔊

Because Cara did not sell enough books to qualify for a prize, her effort to win the bracelet was in vain.  🔊

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