My efforts to reach Robbins to hear his explanation were unavailing, alas.
Efforts to determine when the Massachusetts legislature last felt embarrassed were unavailing.
It was true; but for the army which he and the King had made, all the genius of Moltke and Bismarck would have been unavailing.
He had been lost in the forest and for nine days had wandered in the unavailing search for his companions.
Harcourt's early success had made him an early author; but he already felt that his authorship was unavailing.
The steward tried to quench the flames with his feet, but his efforts were unavailing.
It belongs not to the blessed season and genius of youth, to hug to its heart useless and unavailing griefs.
They wished to bring him to his brother's home; but their efforts were unavailing.
Evidently, because long-suffering without kindness would be unavailing.
The strength of man, it was stated, was unavailing in opposition to theirs.