Does ''In Vein'' make sense when we're referring to ''doesn't work''?
- TommymcLv 76 months agoFavorite Answer
"Vein" is a blood vessel or a concentration of minerals in the earth.
"In vain" means that all attempts failed. "We tried in vain to get the motor started."
I'm sure there is a pun somewhere in here about the nurse trying "in vein" to make the insert the IV needle.
- busterwasmycatLv 76 months ago
Vanity of vanities, all is vanity. Vain means that which has no value and serves no purpose. In vain means that nothing came from the effort. All that for nothing, literally. vanity is something worthless, with no useful outcome.
- Anonymous6 months ago
In vain....without success.
- GypsyfishLv 76 months ago
Do you mean "in vain"? "I tried to make it work, but my efforts were in vain."