Ineffectually In`ef*fec"tu*al*ly, adv. Without effect; in vain. [1913 Webster]

Hereford . . . had been besieged for about two months ineffectually by the Scots. --Ludlow. [1913 Webster]

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  • ineffectually — adverb see ineffectual …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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