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Definition of vainly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

vainly

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈveɪnli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈveɪnli//
 
 
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without success He shouted after them, vainly trying to attract their attention.
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