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  • I am endeavoring to be helpful, Roark.
  • Perhaps of the greatest function among the endeavors of man.
  • This last is reported to be doing very well indeed, which, perhaps, is the right field of endeavor for that little boy.
  • He read: # "Dear Mr. Roark, "I have been endeavoring for some time to get in touch with you, but have been unable to locate you.
  • "The public has been kind to my past endeavors," said Keating, "but I shall make Stoneridge my best achievement."
  • And where opportunities for service are concerned, there’s no endeavor comparable to that of a surgeon.
  • Architectural criticism seemed to be a neglected field of endeavor; few people bothered to write about buildings, fewer to read.
  • "I shall endeavor not to do so until the right time," said Toohey, bowed again and went out.
  • He said that every civilization has its one basic principle, one single, supreme, determining conception, and every endeavor of men within that civilization is true, unconsciously and irrevocably, to that one principle….
  • Look at our so-called cultural endeavors.
  • Personal luxury is a limited endeavor.
  • I wished to come here and say that the integrity of a man’s creative work is of greater importance than any charitable endeavor.
  • Since freedom of speech is our sacred heritage and includes the freedom to waste one’s time, there would have been no harm in such talk—beyond the fact that one could find so many endeavors more profitable than discussions of a man who seems to have nothing to his credit except a building that was begun and could not be completed.
  • "We have always endeavored to give our readers the truth without fear or prejudice… "…charitable consideration and the benefit of the doubt even to a man charged with an outrageous crime… "…but after conscientious investigation and in the light of new evidence placed before us, we find ourselves obliged honestly to admit that we might have been too lenient… "…A society awakened to a new sense of responsibility toward the underprivileged…"…We join the voice of public opinion…"…The past,…
  • "I have endeavored to show," he said in conclusion, "that the two essentials of the conception of a temple are a sense of awe and a sense of man’s humility.
  • In all truth, he had not prompted his protégés to their artistic endeavor, but he saw no reason for attempting to stop them.

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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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