vain (adj.) Old form(s): vaine
worthless, idle, useless, empty
3H6 I.ii.27[Richard to York] Your oath ... is vain and frivolous
R3 I.iii.240[Queen Margaret to Queen Elizabeth] vain flourish of my fortune!
R3 IV.iv.82[Queen Margaret to Queen Elizabeth] I called thee ... vain flourish of my fortune
Tit I.i.443[Tamora to Saturninus, of Titus] Lose not so noble a friend on vain suppose
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