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Definition to attempt; or a project or activity attempted
  • I endeavored to get both sides to agree to a compromise.
endeavored = tried or attempted
  • I will endeavor to finish by Friday.
  • endeavor = try or attempt
  • It is a worthwhile endeavor.
  • She has endeavored in vain to shift public opinion on the matter.
  • I'll raise your salary, and endeavour to assist your struggling family,
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • endeavour = try or attempt
  • I endeavoured to stop them as well as I could.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • endeavoured = tried or attempted
  • Let every one mind his own business, and endeavor to be what he was made.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • endeavor = try or attempt
  • ...endeavoured to appreciate or understand what was taking place.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Pit and the Pendulum
  • endeavoured = tried or attempted
  • She said nothing; and Eleanor, endeavouring to collect herself and speak with firmness, but with eyes still cast down, soon went on.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • endeavouring = trying or attempting
  • Without such assurance I should certainly have left it alone, and bestowed my energy on some other endeavour.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • endeavour = project (attempting to do something else)
  • "No, I thank you," she replied, endeavouring to recover herself.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • endeavouring = trying or attempting
  • She sometimes endeavoured for a few minutes to read; but the book was soon thrown aside,
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • endeavoured = tried or attempted
  • While I have been endeavouring to fill her mind with maxims of prudence, you have been provoking her to reject them.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • endeavouring = trying or attempting
  • I saw the justice of his remark, ... and determined to endeavor at improvement.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • endeavor = try or attempt
  • But success SHALL crown my endeavours.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • endeavours = attempts
  • I took a good look at the man and endeavoured, after the fashion of my companion, to read the indications which might be presented by his dress or appearance.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • endeavoured = tried or attempted
  • ...and has endeavoured to bring...
    Thomas Jefferson et al.  --  The Declaration of Independence
  • endeavoured = tried or attempted
  • It was in vain that Fortunato, uplifting his dull torch, endeavored to pry into the depths of the recess.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • endeavored = tried or attempted
  • I may well be a flop at this line of endeavor.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Twenty survivors, all well qualified for our planned endeavor.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner

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