But the two became fast friends, and the woman soon encouraged Lane to take her fruitless search online.
Let's wait to see if both top diplomats make it to that table before declaring diplomacy a fruitless exercise.
“I think it is fruitless, and I think it could backfire,” said former mayor Riordan.
In my fantasy I am not simply wasting my final nights with fruitless, Malthusian ramblings.
The latter had had a lovely if fruitless game, running rings around the U.S. defense but failing, repeatedly, to score.
Finally, worn out by his fruitless exertions, he fell asleep.
All godless life is fruitless, inasmuch as it has no permanent results.
After a long but fruitless talk around the council fire, the English rose to go.
The efforts of the officers who had kept their heads to keep it down were fruitless.
They ran out just as the boys came up, and the fruitless chase resulted.