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Definition of Attempt

  • To make trial or experiment of; to try; to endeavor to do or perform (some action); to assay; as, to attempt to sing; to attempt a bold flight.
  • To try to move, by entreaty, by afflictions, or by temptations; to tempt.
  • To try to win, subdue, or overcome; as, one who attempts the virtue of a woman.
  • To attack; to make an effort or attack upon; to try to take by force; as, to attempt the enemy's camp.
  • A essay, trial, or endeavor; an undertaking; an attack, or an effort to gain a point; esp. an unsuccessful, as contrasted with a successful, effort.
  • the act of attacking
  • earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
  • enter upon an activity or enterprise
  • make an effort or attempt

How to use attempt in a sentence. Attempt pronunciation.

Are not the Plays, (if not by Design) yet by a natural and necessary Consequence, an _undermining_ of his Laws, and an _Attempt_ upon his Government?
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But told her she durst not make use of the Remedy, she had propounded, First, because it was Sinful, and Secondly because it was very hazardous; for her Husband being sensible of his own Imbecility, was so extreamly Jealous, tho she had never given him any Cause, it would render all attempts of that Nature very difficult to manage; and it would be much better to desist from attempting it, than to Miscarry in the Attempts.
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And tax it with a Treachery; If things made sweet to attempt our Appetite, Should with a guilt Stain the Delight.
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Whether or no these new Attempts for Reformation be not a very great hinderance to you in your Business?
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Hard by was a little wood, delightfully grassy and cool, fenced about with railings she could easily have climbed; but a notice-board, severely admonishing trespassers, forbade the attempt.
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Mumford would gladly have got out of this scrape at any expense of mendacity, but he saw at once how useless such an attempt would prove.
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Now a conspicuous trait of the Russian is his humility; and his humility enables him to see clearly what is going on, where an American would instantly interfere, and attempt to change the course of events.
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Others, however, attempt to live up to their theories, not so much for their personal enjoyment, as for the satisfaction that comes from intellectual consistency.
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And he persuaded thousands of Russians to attempt the same thing.
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Its avowed attempt was to satirise local and temporal abuses; but it is impossible to imagine any state of society in the near future where the play will not seem real.
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Years later, in her last illness, Turgenev made repeated attempts to see her, all of which she angrily repulsed.
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And her last thought was an attempt to ruin Ivan and his brother by leaving orders to have everything sold at a wretched price, and to set fire to other parts of the property.
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Political bias is absolutely blinding in an attempt to estimate the significance of any book by Turgenev; for although be took the deepest interest in the struggles of his unfortunate country, he was, from the beginning to the end of his career, simply a supreme artist.
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There is no attempt in the destruction of this proud character to prove that the "children" were wrong or mistaken; it is the far deeper irony of life itself, showing the absolute insignificance of the ego in the presence of eternal and unconscious nature.
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During the early years of the twentieth century, there has been a visible reaction against him, an attempt to persuade the world that after all he was a subordinate and secondary man.
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The scheming mother, who attempts to marry her beautiful daughter to a Prince rotten with diseases, is a stock figure on the stage and in novels.
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Nor does he attempt to arouse our sympathy for his fellow-convicts by depicting them as heroes, or in showing their innate nobleness.
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Seeing six boys attacking one, he attempts to rescue the solitary fighter, when to his surprise the gamin turns on him, insults him, strikes him with a stone, and bites him.
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Then followed his well-known work, "My Religion," the abandonment of his former way of life, and his attempts to live like a peasant, in daily manual labour.
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One might say there is an attempt at unity, in the person of that sleek egotist, Stepan-his relation by blood and marriage to both Anna and Kitty makes him in some sense a link between the two couples.
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Examples of Attempt

Example #1
Is the _Stage_, as 'tis now manag'd, any thing else but a downright Rebellion against God and his Holy Religion?
Example #2
Is not this then the very Case I am speaking of?
Example #3
But as to the last, that it is hazardous and difficult because of your Husbands Jealousie, this is indeed chiefly to be considered; for Old men that can do nothing themselves, are the most Jealous least others should supply their Places: and yet notwithstanding all his Jealousie, leave but the management of that Affair to me, and tho, he had the Eyes of _Argus_, we'll deceive him.
Example #4
I am acquainted, with a Gentleman, brisk, young and airy, One that's in the Flower of his Youth; That I am surely would gladly sacrifice himself and all he has to serve a Lady in your Circumstances; and I have that compassion for your Suffering that I would gladly lend my helping hand to bring so good a work as that about, that you might reap that Satisfaction which your Youth and Beauty calls for, and which your Husband is too impotent to give you.
Example #5
Who made us Love, hath made Love lawful too.
Example #6
Upon Love fondly Refused for Conscience sake.