Examples of usage:

  1. Julia had taken but little part in the conversation and Mr. Wilmot's efforts to " draw her out" had proved ineffectual. "Tempest and Sunshine" by Mary J. Holmes
  2. Ineffectual efforts to postpone their consideration exhausted all means of evasion, and Mr. Dry moved that the Appropriation Act should be read that day six months. "The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
  3. For days and days he narrowly observed the Chairman's eye, His efforts ineffectual to catch it on the fly. "Black Beetles in Amber" by Ambrose Bierce

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