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  • "Well!" cried Mr. Jarndyce, stopping again, and making several absent endeavours to put his candlestick in his pocket.
  • The dying ashes have no light to spare, and his endeavours are vain.
  • "That is certainly what I endeavour to do, sir," returns Mr. Snagsby.
  • It an’t what you endeavour to do," says Mr. Bucket, shaking hands with him and blessing him in the tenderest manner, "it’s what you DO.
  • If I felt at all confused at that early time in endeavouring to reconcile anything he said with anything I had thought about the duties and accountabilities of life (which I am far from sure of), I was confused by not exactly understanding why he was free of them.
  • Me and Bart and my granddaughter Judy are endeavouring to make out an inventory of what’s worth anything to sell.
  • I have endeavoured to make things pleasant to-night, and I put it to you whether I have done it or not.
  • And as our utmost endeavours could only elicit from Richard himself sweeping assurances that everything was going on capitally and that it really was all right at last, our anxiety was not much relieved by him.
  • I endeavoured to say that I knew he was far more capable than I of deciding what we ought to do, but was he sure that this was right?
  • I made my way to the poor child, who was one of the dirtiest little unfortunates I ever saw, and found him very hot and frightened and crying loudly, fixed by the neck between two iron railings, while a milkman and a beadle, with the kindest intentions possible, were endeavouring to drag him back by the legs, under a general impression that his skull was compressible by those means.
  • Vainly endeavouring to moisten those dry lips, with a painful sound she struggles with herself and complies.
  • "I am induced by what you said just now," said I, "to hope that you have succeeded in your endeavour."
  • The name of poor Mr. Jellyby had appeared in the list of bankrupts but a day or two before, and he was shut up in the dining-room with two gentlemen and a heap of blue bags, accountbooks, and papers, making the most desperate endeavours to understand his affairs.
  • I was sitting at the window with my guardian on the following morning, and Ada was busy writing—of course to Richard—when Miss Jellyby was announced, and entered, leading the identical Peepy, whom she had made some endeavours to render presentable by wiping the dirt into corners of his face and hands and making his hair very wet and then violently frizzling it with her fingers.
  • I’ll come back in the course of the evening, if agreeable to you, and endeavour to meet your wishes respecting this unfortunate family matter and the nobbiest way of keeping it quiet.
  • Sir Leicester Dedlock, Baronet, I did endeavour to pave the way a little towards these unpleasant disclosures yesterday by saying that very strange things happened even in high families sometimes.
  • It was in vain that we all three talked to him and endeavoured to persuade him; he listened with that gentleness which went so well with his bluff bearing, but was evidently no more shaken by our representations that his place of confinement was.
  • In case I should be taking a liberty in putting your ladyship on your guard when there’s no necessity for it, you will endeavour, I should hope, to outlive my presumption, and I shall endeavour to outlive your disapprobation.
  • In case I should be taking a liberty in putting your ladyship on your guard when there’s no necessity for it, you will endeavour, I should hope, to outlive my presumption, and I shall endeavour to outlive your disapprobation.
  • If you will be so good as to favour me with your attention for a couple of minutes, miss, not more, I’ll endeavour to explain myself as clearly as I can."
  • Something that deadens," making an endeavour to pass one hand down one side, "and confuses," touching his lips.
  • "My friends," he resumes after dabbing his fat head for some time— and it smokes to such an extent that he seems to light his pockethandkerchief at it, which smokes, too, after every dab—"to pursue the subject we are endeavouring with our lowly gifts to improve, let us in a spirit of love inquire what is that Terewth to which I have alluded.

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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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