He argued that Titi was stunning and had a magnificent presence, but to no avail.
The international community will complain loudly, to no avail.
The left had long tried to resist it through a diverse mix of organizations, devoted to different goals, and all to no avail.
Hot dog eaters do not avail themselves of the do-it-yourself fixings.
Black, an “Animagus” with the power to change into a dog, tries to enter Hogwarts to see Harry, to no avail.
The King endeavoured to console her, but it was not a matter where consolation could avail.
In the last event there was the passage home, of which I could avail myself.
In your Preface you say, "What would it avail me in this gloom of solitude?"
You can avail yourself of the change to get rid of the corn in cotton-fields.
To do this, I will avail myself of the precedent established for this case, by taking informal evidence upon it.