How Do You Spell VAINLY?

Correct spelling for the English word "vainly" is [v_ˈeɪ_n_l_ɪ], [vˈe͡ɪnlɪ], [vˈe‍ɪnlɪ]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of VAINLY

  1. to no avail; "he looked for her in vain"; "the city fathers tried vainly to find a solution"

Common Misspellings for VAINLY

Below is the list of 278 misspellings for the word "vainly".

Usage Examples for VAINLY

  1. She struck her hands to her face and moaned, and I saw tears, which she vainly strove to restrain, dropping through her fingers. - "Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France" by Stanley J. Weyman
  2. Vainly was search made. - "The Confessions of a Beachcomber" by E J Banfield
  3. He vainly tries to sleep. - "The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
  4. Felicite, who remained in the drawing- room, vainly tried to catch what they were saying. - "The Fortune of the Rougons" by Emile Zola
  5. As soon as the prayers were ended, the blessing spoken, and the servants dismissed, Mr. Corbold, whose eyes had vainly wandered round the room in search of Helen, approached the vicar, and said in a very firm and intelligible tone, " I wish to speak to you, cousin Cartwright." - "The Vicar of Wrexhill" by Mrs [Frances] Trollope