Etymology

1. vainly

adverb. ['ˈveɪnli'] to no avail.

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • vain (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Vainly

  • humanely
  • ungainly
  • plainly
  • rainley
  • mainly
  • hainley
  • ainley

Example sentences of the word vainly


1. Adverb
Lake Drummond, just across the border in the heart of the swamp, is the site where a young man searches vainly for his lost love, who paddles her white canoe across the water.

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