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  • n  uselessness as a consequence of having no practical result

  • Only one prominent South Korean dared to challenge Syngman Rhee's position: "It is absolute futility to attempt to drive to the Yalu," Chough Pyung Ok told a group of Korean.
  • The link, at least by Oberst's reckoning, is futility, and whether you agree with his politics or not, his emotions are believable.
  • While public support for the war against al-Qaeda remains steadfast, frustration with the futility of the hunt for bin Laden, his top deputies and Taliban leader Mullah Omar is .
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  • House Republicans Won't Back Down From Their New Restrictive Abortion Bill
    The conservative push in the House to pass a restrictive abortion bill ticked up one more level on the futility meter today as the President officially indicated his intention to veto the measure, should it reach his desk. The bill, which would ban almost all abortions at 20 weeks based on a scientifically contested assertion that fetuses feel pain at that stage, will go to the House floor for ...
    June 18, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News
  • Advocate cycles for repeal of death penalty
    As the son of a murder victim, Topekan Bill Lucero knows the pain of losing a loved one through violence. But Lucero also witnessed the futility of his grandfather's anger amid his grief.
    June 18, 2013 - The Topeka Capital-Journal
  • Comments
    Andy Murray's three fruitless trips to the finals of the Australian Open? Child's play. The Buffalo Bills' four straight losses in the Super Bowl? Impressive, but still a disappointing disappointment. For real futility, Mickelson is your man.
    June 18, 2013 - San Diego Reader

  • Andrew Stanton in Urbana Daily Citizen
    I thought it was the saddest character in the world, this poor little guy that doesn't know it can stop what it's doing,said writer-director Stanton. "It's the ultimate definition of futility. Machine or not, you have to be asking...
  • Mike Dunleavy in Forbes
    Any time you're playing somebody who is ready to set a record of any kind of futility ...... you know they have a lot of pride,Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said. "They are going to be coming with everything they have. They're young, but...
  • Lorin Maazel in Forbes
    The moral in Britten's 'War Requiem' I think must be put forth again and again,Maazel said. "The futility of war, the tragedy, the pointlessness of the carnage."

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