- s unproductive of success
a fruitless search
- After 300 years of fruitless searching, Bessie travels to Cleveland.
- The anti-pong activism strikes JV Games' Jaegar as somewhat fruitless.
- On the third day of the siege, after a fruitless round of negotiations, another passenger, wearing a yellow shirt and a red tie, was brought to a door of the train.
- Abraham Lincoln in The Register-Guard
Glancing at Potts, Kulongoski recited an excerpt from a letter Abraham Lincoln wrote to a mother who had lost sons in the Civil War: "I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a...
- Morgan Tsvangirai in BBC News
Mr Tsvangirai said the AU role that he was proposing could not "be a continuation of talks and talks about talks that have been largely fruitless for several years. The time for actions is now. The people and the country can wait no longer. We need...
- Max Mosley in CNN International
Mosley said: "After many years of patient but fruitless negotiation with the BRDC (British Racing Drivers' Club), we are delighted that Bernie has nevertheless been able to ensure that the British Grand Prix will keep its place on the Formula One...