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Sample sentences for the GRE study word ineffectual

ineffectual can be used as a adj

1.My tongue is ineffectual on its pivots. - from Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
2.Though ineffectual found misdeem not then. - from Paradise Lost by John Milton
3.The beautiful ineffectual dreamer who comes to grief against hard facts. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
4.I was like the Arabian who had been buried with the dead and found a passage to life, aided only by one glimmering and seemingly ineffectual light. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
5.After some ineffectual remonstrance I kept away from him, staying in a room--evidently a children's schoolroom--containing globes, forms, and copybooks. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
6.To make himself the one trusted friend, to whom should be confided all the fear, the remorse, the agony, the ineffectual repentance, the backward rush of sinful thoughts, expelled in vai. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
7.It seemed infinitely more alive than the actual Martians lying beyond it in the sunset light, panting, stirring ineffectual tentacles, and moving feebly after their vast journey across space. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
8.Pardon this gush of sorrow these ineffectual words are but a slight tribute to the unexampled worth of Henry, but they soothe my heart, overflowing with the anguish which his remembrance creates. - from Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
9.Oliver looked very worn and shadowy from sickness, and made an ineffectual attempt to stand up, out of respect to his benefactor, which terminated in his sinking back into the chair again and the fact is, if the truth must be told, that Mr. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

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