The task of recalling him from the vagrancy into which he always sank when he had spoken, was like recalling some very weak person from a swoon, or endeavouring, in the hope of some disclosure, to stay the spirit of a fast-dying man.
It was the always-vain endeavour to discharge my poor mother’s trust that first brought my fatal presence near you.
This was Mr. Cruncher’s conclusion after a protracted but vain endeavour to find a better one.
"Carton," said his friend, squaring himself at him with a bullying air, as if the fire-grate had been the furnace in which sustained endeavour was forged, and the one delicate thing to be done for the old Sydney Carton of old Shrewsbury School was to shoulder him into it, "your way is, and always was, a lame way.
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I endeavored to get both sides to agree to a compromise.