verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for avail
Origin of avail
OTHER WORDS FROM availa·vail·ing·ly, adverbun·a·vailed, adjective
Words nearby avail
Example sentences from the Web for avail
Over the past month, Fuller reached out to several Nationals super fans on social media in search of the ticket, to no avail.A Cubs fan needed one ticket to complete his epic collection. A Nats fan came through.|Scott Allen|December 26, 2020|Washington Post
I have tried to discuss this matter with him, but to no avail.Miss Manners: Husband’s rude eating habits driving wife up the wall|Judith Martin, Nicholas Martin, Jacobina Martin|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention asked people not to travel for Thanksgiving, to avoid juicing infection rates, to little avail.
Several member states reportedly tried to swap the order of speakers to address the lack of women on Day 1, but to no avail.
What some politicians and activists had long sought to do to no avail — place working parents and their child care crisis on the center stage of American politics — the virus has done in a matter of months.Why It Took So Long For Politicians To Treat The Child Care Crisis As A Crisis|Clare Malone (firstname.lastname@example.org)|July 16, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
According to the friend, Brinsley rang his ex-girlfriend, an Air Force reservist named Shaneka Thompson, 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.
In Germany, sex workers get to avail themselves of the same social-welfare infrastructure as all other German workers.
This woke her husband, who questioned and tried to console her, to no avail.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Both have nerve-wracked parents who tell them to sit still every 30 seconds, to no avail.Why Giving Adderall to Toddlers Is So Completely, Utterly Wrong|Russell Saunders|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So she did avail herself of his zeal,—and that without any scruple.Doctor Thorne|Anthony Trollope
All that medical science could suggest was done to no avail.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why|Martha M. Allen
Thus far, at least, are we safe; for which may Heaven alone be praised, since no art of mine could avail us a feather.The Red Rover|James Fenimore Cooper
There was no conversation now, for the fear in every heart was that they would arrive at the ford too late to avail.Winning His "W"|Everett Titsworth Tomlinson
Of the unexpected evidence I had found I was most eager to avail myself.Devereux, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for avail
Derived forms of availavailingly, adverb
Word Origin for avail
Idioms and Phrases with avail
In addition to the idiom beginning with avail
- avail oneself of
- to no avail