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uh vayl

  • n  a means of serving
    of no avail
  • v  use to one's advantage
    He availed himself of the available resources
  • v  be of use to, be useful to
    It will avail them to dispose of their booty
  • v  take or use

  • Bendana says he confronted Ortega many times in private, but to no avail.
  • Yes, the McCain folks seemed to have canceled a press availability today, at a time when McCain would probably get some questions about things he doesn't want to talk about.
  • Indeed, in the months leading up to the Crash, Merrill pleaded (to no avail) with President Calvin Coolidge to speak out against speculation.
News & Articles


  • Patrick Leahy in Reuters
    For over four months, I've exhausted every avenue, sought the voluntary cooperation of Karl Rove and J. Scott Jennings, but to no avail,Leahy said.
  • Olympia Snowe in FOXNews
    We've had these benchmarks before and to no avail,Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, said after meeting with Bush. "Why should we increase our exposure to risk?"
  • Andy Roddick in ESPN
    In the second set, I was hitting the ball well, four, five, six times to corners, and to no avail,Roddick said. "That's about as well as I've hit a ball and lost in a set in a while."

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