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Futile EffortsPlay
Used when actions have no effect or success, conveying disappointment. SlideDespite studying all night, it was to no avail as the exam questions were on a different topic.
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Slight AdvantagePlay
Indicates a small or marginal benefit in a situation. SlideHis knowledge of French availed him little in Germany.
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Often NegatedPlay
Commonly used with negation, as in 'to no avail.' SlideHe attempted to convince them, but to no avail.