unsuccessfully

[ UK /ʌnsəksˈɛsfəli/ ]
[ US /ˌənsəkˈsɛsfəɫi/ ]
ADVERB
  1. without success
    she tried unsuccessfully to persuade him to buy a new car
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How To Use unsuccessfully In A Sentence

  • Two tugs from Clyde coastguards tried unsuccessfully to pull the vessel clear and it was freed the next day on the early morning tide.
  • Americans tried to take part of British Canada in December 1775, when forces led by Benedict Arnold and Richard Montgomery unsuccessfully attacked Quebec.
  • The book opens with Blanche White in jail for unsuccessfully kiting checks to buy groceries with.
  • British Kaffraria, Griqualand East and Griqualand West were examples of this policy, which is still represented, not unsuccessfully, by the great protected area of Basutoland. The Expansion of Europe
  • The Endangered Species Act has long been a bugaboo for anti-environmental lawmakers, who have unsuccessfully attacked it from every imaginable direction.
  • Like my colleagues, I don't speak in jargoned riddles -- or, as he parodied in his "Restoring History" episode, arrogantly pontificate through pipe-smoke, an authoritative blue blazer unsuccessfully concealing my fey pink shirt. Megan Doherty: My Walk With Glenn Beck, 21st Century Con Man
  • An expert in biorhythms tried unsuccessfully to predict accurately the sexes of the children in Bainbridge's study based on Bainbridge's data.
  • A dislocated wrist, unsuccessfully set, occasioned advice from my surgeon, to try the mineral waters of Aix, in Provence, as a corroborant. Memoir Correspondence And Miscellanies
  • Truman next tried, unsuccessfully, to mobilize the Protestant leaders of the World Council of Churches in a ‘religious anti-communist front’ against the Soviet Union.
  • The boy's paternal grandmother had unsuccessfully applied for a residence order.
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