ineffectually : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • r  in an ineffectual manner
    she tried ineffectually to light the primus, and Thomas came to help her

  • An unselfconscious individual, untroubled by his missing leg, Captain Lawson had been trying to get his story on paper, hammering away doggedly but ineffectually.
  • As a young man he slashed his wrists, ineffectually, over a faithless mistress.
  • Slowed by a slushy snowfall and wrong turns, the motorcade ended ineffectually in a traffic jam that stretched 25 miles back along Interstate 95.
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  • Mohamed Morsi appears in court on Egypt prison break charges
    Egypt's ousted Islamist president, held in a glass cage, shouts ineffectually during the Cairo proceedings. CAIRO — It was difficult not to read the courtroom scene Tuesday as political metaphor, or perhaps as political theater: Mohamed Morsi, Egypt's ousted Islamist president, pacing and shouting ineffectually in a glassed-in and largely soundproofed defendant's cage.
    Jan. 29, 2014 - Los Angeles Times

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