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endeavor
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Hard Times
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  • ’It would be a fine thing to be you, Miss Louisa!’ she said, one night, when Louisa had endeavoured to make her perplexities for next day something clearer to her.
  • ’Why, ma’am,’ he returned, ’I am thinking about Tom Gradgrind’s whim;’ Tom Gradgrind, for a bluff independent manner of speaking — as if somebody were always endeavouring to bribe him with immense sums to say Thomas, and he wouldn’t; ’Tom Gradgrind’s whim, ma’am, of bringing up the tumbling-girl.’
  • ’It would be hopeless for me, Louisa, to endeavour to tell you how overwhelmed I have been, and still am, by what broke upon me last night.
  • And — and I would suggest to you, that — that if you would kindly meet me in a timely endeavour to leave her to her better nature for a while — and to encourage it to develop itself by tenderness and consideration — it — it would be the better for the happiness of all of us.

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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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