Related formsun·a·vail·ing·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for unavailing
My efforts to reach Robbins to hear his explanation were unavailing, alas.
Efforts to determine when the Massachusetts legislature last felt embarrassed were unavailing.
Their words seemed dead, and every effort which Mlle de Tricotrin made to restore their life was unavailing.Kophetua the Thirteenth|Julian Corbett
Not far away were the heights of Fredericksburg, where Burnside had led the bravest of the brave to unavailing slaughter.The Shades of the Wilderness|Joseph A. Altsheler
He well knew that his formal interposition in behalf of the illustrious captive would be unavailing.Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3.|Benson J. Lossing
Every day thus wasted now will in future cause you years of unavailing regret.The Young Lady's Mentor|A Lady
It was unavailing; he extended his arm towards them, and made another violent effort.The Pickwick Papers|Charles Dickens