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Futility

See also Despair, Frustration.
American Scene, The
portrays Americans as having secured necessities; now looking for amenities. [Am. Lit.: The American Scene]
Babio
performs the useless and supererogatory. [Fr. Folklore: Walsh Classical, 42]
Bellamy, James
character who goes through phases “playboy, war hero” to suicide. [Br. TV: Upstairs, Downstairs]
Canute
king of England demonstrated the limits of his power by commanding waves to stand still in vain. [Eng. Legend: Benét, 165]
Danaides
fifty daughters, forty-nine of whom are condemned to Hades to collect water in sieves. [Rom. Myth.: LLEI, I: 326]
Fall, The
tale of the monotonous life and indifference of modern man. [Fr. Lit.: The Fall]
Grandet, Eugénie
lacking everything but wealth, she is indifferent to life. [Fr. Lit.: Eugenie Grandet, Magill I, 258–260]
Henry, Frederic
loses lover and child; nothing left. [Am. Lit.: A Farewell to Arms]
Moreau, Frederic
law student whose amatory attachments all come to nothing, concludes that existence is futile. [Fr. Lit.: Flaubert A Sentimental Education in Magill I, 876]
“Necklace, The”
having lost a borrowed diamond necklace, M. and Mme. Loisel suffer ten years of privation to purchase a duplicate, then find that the original was paste. [Fr. Lit.: Maupassant “The Necklace”]
Ocnus,
the cord of eaten by ass as quickly as it is made. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Wheeler, 767]
Of Mice and Men
story of George Milton and Lennie Small’s futile dream of having their own farm. [Am. Lit.: Of Mice and Men]
Partington, Dame
tried to turn back tide with mop. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 807]
pearls before swine
Jesus adjures one not to waste best efforts. [N.T.: Matthew 7:6]
Sun Also Rises, The
story of American expatriates living a futile existence in Europe. [Am. Lit.: The Sun Also Rises]
Tobacco Road
tale of Jeeter Lester and other oppressed, degraded lives. [Am. Lit.: Tobacco Road]
Tregeagle
condemned to bail out Dozmary Pool with leaky shell. [Br. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 1099]
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"Due to external pressures and uncertainty, some providers err on the side of operative intervention, despite suspected futility," the authors write.
The futility of the search for love has enabled Abbas to think about the concept of time.
The Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB), a committee of international experts, reviewed unblinded safety and efficacy data from CHART-1 and determined that such data did not support discontinuation of the trial on the basis of safety or futility and recommended that it continue without changes to the protocol.
[section] 607.07401, as amended in 2003, does not contain a futility exception.
It is because each reason for refusal (futility, patient choice and triage) has different practical implications.
This lesson learned on May 7, 2008 which was a "glorious day" in the history of the Islamic resistance as it was decreed by the secretary general, is being repeated in August 2010 and was implemented on more than one occasion which witnessed the shedding of blood for no reason and due to the proliferating "futility."
Barkley shows how Donaldson evolves Thomas Covenant, Hile Troy, and Linden Avery, and with them his readers, from futility to effectiveness.
The term "medical futility" generally refers to interventions that are unlikely to produce any significant benefit for the patient.
I have just read an account that more than once referred to the futility of mighty Mother Russia's involvement in a similar incursion within that very same hostile arena, lasting many years, and the alleged, ultimate count of some 50,000 Soviet body bags being reclaimed!
Church of Ireland primate Archbishop Alan Harper said the solution to stop the young from falling into the clutches of futility was to give them a vision, a taste and genuine access to something better.
Cairo, 03 Sept: Three flights to and from Cairo were cancelled yesterday because of lack of passengers and the futility of running.
This issue of Health Matrix contains four articles addressing various aspects of a process established under the Texas Advance Directives Act (1) (the "TADA Process") designed to resolve clinical conflicts, characterized as "medical futility" problems, between physicians and patients or representatives.