futility and neo-isolationism are contrary to American interest.
This, despite feeling like futility is creeping like vines to tear down your walls of passion and security.
All the considerable preparations under way for the talks, in this diplomat's view, were an exercise in futility.
But you should not have “acceptance” fed by feelings of futility; your response should be intolerance of intolerance.
And as the book progresses, the futility of this experiment in communal living becomes increasingly obvious.
He had too clear and too well-trained a mind not to see the futility of attempting to thwart the boy's inclinations.
A little thought, however, convinced him of the futility of this method.
And he saw both the futility and the danger of remaining where he was.
"You might say the warden's career has been twenty years of futility," he muttered.
He realized his motive suddenly, and realized too the futility of it.