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endeavor

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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
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use endeavor.)
  • I endeavoured to stop them as well as I could.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver's Travels
  • endeavoured = tried or attempted
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use endeavored.)
  • I continued walking in this manner for some time, endeavouring by bodily exercise to ease the load that weighed upon my mind.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • endeavouring = trying or attempting
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use endeavoring.)
  • 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
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use endeavored.)
  • 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
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use endeavoring.)
  • 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)
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use endeavor.)
  • I endeavoured to change my course but quickly found that if I again made the attempt the boat would be instantly filled with water.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • endeavoured = tried
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use endeavored.)
  • "No, I thank you," she replied, endeavouring to recover herself.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • endeavouring = trying or attempting
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use endeavoring.)
  • 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
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use endeavored.)
  • 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
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use endeavoring.)
  • I saw the justice of his remark, ... and determined to endeavor at improvement.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • endeavor = try or attempt
  • 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
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use endeavored.)
  • I shut my eyes involuntarily and endeavoured to recollect what were my duties with regard to this destroyer.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • endeavoured = tried or attempted
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use endeavored.)
  • Saying this, he endeavoured to spring from the bed, but the exertion was too great for him; he fell back and fainted.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • endeavoured = tried or attempted
    (editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use endeavored.)
  • He endeavours to fill me with hope and talks as if life were a possession which he valued.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
endeavours = attempts
(editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use endeavors.)

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