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endeavor
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The Idiot
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  • The general left the room, and the prince never succeeded in broaching the business which he had on hand, though he had endeavoured to do so four times.
  • On endeavouring to re-discover the eyes, and see to whom they belonged, he could find nothing to guide him.
  • As he came near the front door he heard someone outside vainly endeavouring to ring the bell, which was evidently broken, and only shook a little, without emitting any sound.
  • The prince grew pale as death; he gazed into Gania’s eyes with a strange, wild, reproachful look; his lips trembled and vainly endeavoured to form some words; then his mouth twisted into an incongruous smile.
  • He had endeavoured to fall asleep, but could not, owing to the painful beating of his heart.
  • In a quarter of an hour or so Prince N. and Evgenie Pavlovitch and the old dignitary were hard at work endeavouring to restore the harmony of the evening, but it was of no avail, and very soon after the guests separated and went their ways.
  • The undoubtedly astonished, but now more collected, General Epanchin had several times endeavoured to interrupt the prince, and not having succeeded he was now preparing to take firmer and more vigorous measures to attain his end.
  • For instance, when the whole essence of an ordinary person’s nature lies in his perpetual and unchangeable commonplaceness; and when in spite of all his endeavours to do something out of the common, this person ends, eventually, by remaining in his unbroken line of routine—.

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  • I endeavored to get both sides to agree to a compromise.
  • I will endeavor to finish by Friday.

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