So Italy faces a plague of maneuver, of futile deals, endemic deadlock, and, sooner rather than later, a new round of elections.
It seems to me futile to try to rank order the wealth of presidents and presidential wannabes over time.
You have mentioned that you believe banning certain types of guns is a futile race against technology.
The best line of his speech: “Words seem so futile, so feeble.”
The absurdity of North Korea now extends to its futile attempt to anticipate the whims of Mother Nature.
Have I not always striven to convince you that your hopes were futile?
Legislation against it is as absurd and futile as a movement to stop the tides.
He waged a futile war with Sweden which cost blood and treasure, but brought no advantage to either of the combatants.
"No, Maurice, your project is futile," responded his father.
It was futile, of course, but this time it seemed to him that the sill and the plank to which it was attached gave a little.
1550s, from Middle French futile, from Latin futilis "vain, worthless, futile," literally "pouring out easily" (of a vessel), hence "easily emptied, leaky, unreliable," from base of fundere "pour, melt," from PIE root *gheu- "to pour" (see found (v.2)). Related: Futilely.