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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.
Vainly Mary clung to his arm, shaking him back and forth and remonstrating.
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 the usurper Henry Tudor.
Three people have been arrested so far." Police will not allow any assailant to get off lightly, said Khan, adding, "You've seen proof of this in the case over the murder of Feni madrasa student Nusrat." On Wednesday, Refat, 23, was attacked in broad daylight by a group of assailants wielding long, sharp weapons in the town's College Road area as his wife desperately but vainly tried to save him.
After searching for her vainly, her father lodged a complaint with the police.
The girl hailing from Rasana area of Kathua had gone grazing horses on 10th of January 2018 and after searching for her vainly, her father lodged a missing complaint with the police.