One is the practice of ideologizing issues in a vain search for total solutions.
A few broken words told the story of her vain search, and then the sad quest began again.
The boy writhed about on the ground, mouth opening and closing in a vain search for air, but Jamie paid no attention.
Children rooted through the mess in a vain search for any books that survived.
Others go in a vain search for it on the sabbath.
Among its motifs are the often vain search for happiness, love and prosperity.
The angry crowd tore it apart in a vain search for drugs.
He spent the next year hovering about the fringes of human society in a vain search for his body.
He went all over town in a vain search for a job.
I do not think they would send me on a vain search.