proudly (part of speech: adverb)
unsuccessfully (part of speech: adverb)
vainly (part of speech: adverb)
selfishly (part of speech: adverb)
- O wretched son of my lost angel, whom I so vainly sought to save by the sacrifice of all my claims to the respect of men, for what purpose do you seek me? - "What Will He Do With It, Book 10.", Edward Bulwer-Lytton.
- My distress, which I vainly endeavoured to command, discovered the exact situation of my heart, and my father was affected. - "A Sicilian Romance", Ann Radcliffe.
- " They're upstairs," said Bumps, tears filling her blue eyes, which she vainly struggled to keep back. - "Jill's Red Bag", Amy Le Feuvre.