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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Futile (2 syl.)
 
is that which will not hold together; inconsistent. A futile scheme is a design conceived in the mind which will not hold good in practice. (Latin, futio, to run off like water, whence futlis.) (See SCHEME.)   1
 


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