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Should not go in vain?
Correspondingly, what does it mean to use something in vain?
Vain. This is an adjective which means 'not achieving the desired outcome', 'futile', 'unsuccessful', 'lacking substance or worth', 'hollow' and 'fruitless'. As an adjective, it also means 'showing undue pride and preoccupation in your own appearance'. It is also used in the idiomatic phrase 'to do something in vain'.
Similarly, how do I use vain? vain Sentence Examples
- The child tried in vain to keep up.
- He attempted in vain to secure the election of his grandson Charles.
- He tried in vain to stop the water flow.
- The proprietors struggled in vain to bring about a closer union.
- The convict tried in vain to escape several times from prison.
- Let's not let Carlo's death be in vain.
Similarly one may ask, what does it mean to die in vain?
"Dying in vain" refers to someone who sacrifices themselves for a cause, and their sacrifice ends up not helping. For example, a person who sacrifices themselves to save a child, but then the child dies anyway, is said to have died in vain.
What does it mean to take God's name in vain?
It is a prohibition of blasphemy, specifically, the misuse or "taking in vain" of the name of the God of Israel, or using His name to commit evil, or to pretend to serve in His name while in fact, failing to do so.