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  • 1 avail — v. & n. v. 1 tr. help, benefit. 2 refl. (foll. by of) profit by; take advantage of. 3 intr. a provide help. b be of use, value, or profit. n. (usu. in neg. or interrog. phrases) use, profit (of no avail; without avail; of what avail?). Etymology …

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  • 2 Avail — A*vail , n. 1. Profit; advantage toward success; benefit; value; as, labor, without economy, is of little avail. [1913 Webster] The avail of a deathbed repentance. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. Proceeds; as, the avails of a sale by auction.… …

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  • 3 avail — I UK [əˈveɪl] / US noun to/of no avail formal without getting the effect you wanted or intended His words of encouragement were to no avail. II UK [əˈveɪl] / US verb Word forms avail : present tense I/you/we/they avail he/she/it avails present… …

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  • 4 avail — a|vail1 [ ə veıl ] noun to/of no avail FORMAL without getting the effect you wanted or intended: His words of encouragement were to no avail. avail a|vail 2 [ ə veıl ] verb transitive FORMAL if you avail yourself of something, you use it: Only a… …

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  • 5 avail — [əˈveɪl] noun I to no avail formal without getting the effect that you wanted[/ex] II verb avail [əˈveɪl] avail yourself of sth formal to use something[/ex] …

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  • 6 to no avail — without any benefit or result. The boy pushed against the door to no avail something heavy was holding it shut. Usage notes: sometimes used in the phrase to little avail having almost no benefit or result: Security forces tried to disperse the… …

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  • 7 to no avail — IN VAIN, without success, unsuccessfully, fruitlessly, for nothing. → avail * * * to/of/no avail formal phrase without getting the effect you wanted or intended His words of encouragement were to no avail. Thesaurus: unsuccessful …

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  • 8 of\ no\ avail — • to no avail • of no avail I. adj. phr. formal Having no effect; useless, unsuccessful. Tom s practicing was of no avail. He was sick on the day of the game. Mary s attempts to learn embroidering were to no avail. II. adv. phr. formal Without… …

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  • 9 to\ no\ avail — • to no avail • of no avail I. adj. phr. formal Having no effect; useless, unsuccessful. Tom s practicing was of no avail. He was sick on the day of the game. Mary s attempts to learn embroidering were to no avail. II. adv. phr. formal Without… …

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  • 10 of no avail — to/of/no avail formal phrase without getting the effect you wanted or intended His words of encouragement were to no avail. Thesaurus: unsuccessfulsynonym …

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  • 11 To do without — Do Do, v. i. 1. To act or behave in any manner; to conduct one s self. [1913 Webster] They fear not the Lord, neither do they after . . . the law and commandment. 2 Kings xvii. 34. [1913 Webster] 2. To fare; to be, as regards health; as, they… …

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  • 12 to no avail(2) — {adv. phr.}, {formal} Without result; unsuccessfully. * /John tried to pull the heavy cart, but to no avail./ * /Mary studied hard for the test but to no avail./ Compare: IN VAIN …

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  • 13 to no avail(2) — {adv. phr.}, {formal} Without result; unsuccessfully. * /John tried to pull the heavy cart, but to no avail./ * /Mary studied hard for the test but to no avail./ Compare: IN VAIN …

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  • 14 To go without — Go Go, v. i. [imp. {Went} (w[e^]nt); p. p. {Gone} (g[o^]n; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. {Going}. Went comes from the AS, wendan. See {Wend}, v. i.] [OE. gan, gon, AS. g[=a]n, akin to D. gaan, G. gehn, gehen, OHG. g[=e]n, g[=a]n, SW. g[*a], Dan. gaae; cf …

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  • 15 use — n 1 Use, service, advantage, profit, account, avail can all mean a useful or valuable end, result, or purpose. Use stresses either employment for some purpose or end of practical value {turn every scrap of material to use} or the practical value… …

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  • 16 Austro-Hungarian Monarchy —     The Austro Hungarian Monarchy     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Austro Hungarian Monarchy     By this name is designated the European monarchy whose dominions have for their main life distributing artery the River Danube, in its course from… …

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  • 17 Bionicle Legends — is the third book series based in the Bionicle universe. It is currently ongoing, and covers the events that are occurring in the storyline s 2006 2008 story arc. It follows the Bionicle Adventures series; but as Adventures is almost exclusively… …

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  • 18 William McKinley: Second Inaugural Address — ▪ Primary Source       Monday, March 4, 1901       When we assembled here on the 4th of March, 1897, there was great anxiety with regard to our currency and credit. None exists now. Then our Treasury receipts were inadequate to meet the current… …

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  • 19 History of pawnbroking — This history is partially outdated for developments in the 20th century To trace the history of pawnbroking, we must go back to the earliest ages of the world, since lending money on portable security (see money and usury) is one of the most… …

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  • 20 Benedict XIV —     Pope Benedict XIV     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Benedict XIV     (PROSPERO LORENZO LAMBERTINI.)     Son of Marcello Lambertini and Lucretia Bulgarini, b. at Bologna 31 March, 1675; d. 3 May, 1758. His early education was received from… …

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