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endeavor
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

6 uses
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Definition
to attempt; or a project or activity attempted
  • In vain the voice of Mr Canvasser Bloom was heard endeavouring to urge, to mollify, to refrain.
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (59% in)
  • —I have no money but if you will lend me your attention I shall endeavour to sing to you of a heart bowed down.
    Episode 11 — Sirens (47% in)
  • But could he not have endeavoured to have found again as in his youth the bottle Holiness that then he lived withal?
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (26% in)
  • Eventually, however, both their eyes met and as soon as it began to dawn on him that the other was endeavouring to help himself to the thing he involuntarily determined to help him himself and so he accordingly took hold of the neck of the mediumsized glass recipient which contained the fluid sought after and made a capacious hole in it by pouring a lot of it out with, also at the same time, however, a considerable degree of attentiveness in order not to upset any of the beer that was...
    Episode 14 — Oxen Of The Sun (74% in)
  • But as he confidently anticipated there was not a sign of a Jehu plying for hire anywhere to be seen except a fourwheeler, probably engaged by some fellows inside on the spree, outside the North Star hotel and there was no symptom of its budging a quarter of an inch when Mr Bloom, who was anything but a professional whistler, endeavoured to hail it by emitting a kind of a whistle, holding his arms arched over his head, twice.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (2% in)
  • He put his hand in a pocket anyhow not with the idea of finding any food there but thinking he might lend him anything up to a bob or so in lieu so that he might endeavour at all events and get sufficient to eat but the result was in the negative for, to his chagrin, he found his cash missing.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (10% in)

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