avail : Definition, Usages, News and More
- 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.
- 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."