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to little avail

Having or with very little or no benefit, efficacy, or effect. We did our best to keep Sarah from finding out about her dad, but to little avail. All my protesting over the decision to fire Jeff was to little avail.
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of no avail

Of or having very little or no benefit, efficacy, or effect. We did our best to keep Sarah from finding out about her dad, but it was of no avail. I protested of no avail to keep Jeff in the company.
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of little avail

Of or having very little or no benefit, efficacy, or effect. We did our best to keep Sarah from finding out about her dad, but it was of little avail. I protested of little avail to keep Jeff in the company.
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avail (oneself) of

To utilize an available resource. I was so overwhelmed trying to get my house ready for the party that I availed myself of a local cleaning service. My dear students, I encourage you to avail yourself of the campus library as much as possible.
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to no avail

Having or with very little benefit, efficacy, or effect. We did our best to keep Sarah from finding out the party to no avail. All my protesting over the decision to fire Jeff was to no avail.
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avail oneself of something

to help oneself by making use of something that is available. We availed ourselves of Tom's goodwill and let him repair the fence. The campers availed themselves of the first chance in a week to take a shower.
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to no avail

 and of no avail
Cliché with no effect; unsuccessful. All of my efforts were to no avail. Everything I did to help was of no avail. Nothing worked.
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avail oneself of

1. Take advantage of, benefit by. For example, To get a better mortgage, he availed himself of the employee credit union. [Late 1500s]
2. Use, employ, as in I'll avail myself of the first cab to come along. [Mid-1800s]
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to no avail

Also, of little or no avail. Of no use or advantage, ineffective, as in All his shouting was to no avail; no one could hear him, or The life jacket was of little or no avail. This idiom uses avail in the sense of "advantage" or "assistance," a usage dating from the mid-1400s. Also see to little purpose.
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of little/no aˈvail

(formal) of little or no use: Your ability to argue is of little avail if you get your facts wrong.
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to little/no aˈvail

(formal) with little or no success: The doctors tried everything to keep him alive but to no avail.
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avail (oneself) of

To make use of.
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The huge chunk of people in the urban mass who are currently being ignored by the formal lending sector will stand to benefit from Avail's solutions," said Avail Finance founder and CEO, Ankush Aggarwal.
Avail users can design their own therapies using five additional pulsation modes, including steady, acupuncture-like, knead, tap and microcurrent and 20 different intensity levels.
Kung alam ko lang na ganun sana pinasulat ko na lang na dengue para maka avail kami ng Philhealth (I didn't know that viral illness is not included in the Philhealth package, when that's a common illness.
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MPEG-4 content distribution is provided via the Avail Connect service, which originates at the company's super headend uplinks in Hagerstown, USA, and Toronto, Canada.
When our core medical business is combined with the capabilities of Avail and the services that we will add from the pending Solectron acquisition, Flextronics Medical will increase the range of services it offers customers to include design, manufacturing and logistics of disposable medical devices, handheld diagnostics and drug delivery devices and imaging, lab and life sciences equipment," said Dan Croteau, president of Flextronics Medical.
At the heart of the new AVAIL technology is a range of itaconic acid/maleic acid copolymers with molecular weights in the range of 3000-4000.
As part of the acquisition, 18 Avail professionals, including one principal and two directors, will join Deloitte FAS, strengthening the organization's valuation services offering in the Mid-America region.
After reviewing what Pascarelli calls "the usual suspects," Breece Hill acquired Avail Solutions (Escondido, CA).
At least his circumstances are such that he can avail himself of company benefits and opportunities that, alas, are not available to the majority of persons in similar circumstances.
I have networked, self-assessed, and done everything else I know, to no avail, I am afraid that the huge gap on my resume will hurt me.
0 or OS X, 2 MB, 5 MB avail, hard drive, 30 MB for full install; Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT 4.
In an e-mail message Friday to his former colleagues at Plant 42, he said he tried to perform CPR on his dying secretary but to no avail.
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