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vain

to use the name of someone, esp God, without due respect or reverence
b. Jocular to mention someone's name
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Vainly the judges and watchers begged, pleaded, yelled, and swung with their fists.
He led the retreat, holding Saxon's arm, and Bert, giggling and jubilant, brought up the rear with an indignant Mary who protested vainly in his unheeding ears.
He examined his hand carefully, vainly trying to find blood on it.
On the beach, that night at Tulagi, vainly wondering what had become of the whaleboat, Michael had met the squat, thick, hair- grizzled ship's steward.
The fee that he had vainly refused still lay in its little white paper covering on the table.
Therefore, Sweet railed at Pitman as vainly as Thersites railed at Ajax: his raillery, however it may have eased his soul, gave no popular vogue to Current Shorthand.
I waited above an hour before it came, still vainly longing for access to the library; and, after that lonely repast was concluded, I waited again about an hour and a half in great suspense and discomfort, uncertain what to do.
1485: The Battle of Bosworth Field was fought in Leicestershire and Richard III was butchered as he vainly tried to reach Henry Tudor.
So the critics of these projects should focus on execution of such projects instead vainly criticizing them, they advised.
The Hurriyet leaders said that by issuing such statements, Modi was vainly trying to put a cover on the prevailing crisis in the occupied territory arising from oppressive policies of New Delhi to muzzle the Kashmiris' voice for freedom.
Gearoid Morrissey and Seanie Maguire also wasted good opportunities as the home side vainly searched for a goal minu brc of their own.
1485: e Battle of Bosworth Field was fought in Leicestershire and Richard III was butchered as he vainly tried to reach the usurper, Henry Tudor.