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{adverb}

1. general

vainly
vainly (also: conceitedly)
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presuntuosamente {adv.} (con engreimiento)

2. "uselessly"

It is not a matter of defending the positions we have adopted or of vainly trying to obstruct historical processes on the pretext of preserving that dominance.
No es una cuestión de defensa de las posiciones que han adoptado o de tratar en vano de obstruir procesos históricos con el pretexto de preservar ese dominio.
Combating illegal immigration should be part of a much broader agenda – an agenda to harness the benefits of immigration, rather than vainly trying to stop it.
La lucha contra la inmigración ilegal debería formar parte de una agenda mucho más amplia, una agenda para aprovechar los beneficios de la inmigración, en lugar de intentar detenerla en vano.
In view of the financial crisis, which we have recently been observing with alarm, and vainly attempting to overcome, it is vitally important for us to ensure financial stability.
En vista de la crisis financiera que venimos observando alarmados y que intentamos superar en vano, que es de vital importancia asegurar la estabilidad financiera.
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3. "conceitedly"

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Context sentences for "vainly" in Spanish

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EnglishDevour not your wealth among yourselves vainly, nor present it to the judges that you may devour a part of the wealth of other men sinfully and knowingly.
No os devoréis la hacienda injustamente unos a otros, ni empleéis artimañas legales tratando de devorar injusta y deliberadamente lo que por derecho pertenece a otros.
EnglishHence, by subscribing to the Council's way of thinking, the European Parliament is doing no more than vainly attempting to disguise these needs, which are undeniable.
Y a eso se debe que el Parlamento Europeo, al insertarse en la lógica del Consejo, se limita a intentar cubrir con un ligero velo necesidades indiscutibles.
EnglishHence, by subscribing to the Council' s way of thinking, the European Parliament is doing no more than vainly attempting to disguise these needs, which are undeniable.
Y a eso se debe que el Parlamento Europeo, al insertarse en la lógica del Consejo, se limita a intentar cubrir con un ligero velo necesidades indiscutibles.