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endeavor
used in Moby Dick

11 uses
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Definition
to attempt; or a project or activity attempted
  • But all the things that God would have us do are hard for us to do—remember that—and hence, he oftener commands us than endeavors to persuade.
    Chapters 7-9 — The Chapel; The Pulpit; The Sermon (46% in)
  • They seemed to endeavor to conceal themselves behind the whale, in order to avoid being seen by us.
    Extracts (46% in)
  • Such unaccountable masses of shades and shadows, that at first you almost thought some ambitious young artist, in the time of the New England hags, had endeavored to delineate chaos bewitched.
    Chapters 1-3 — Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (40% in)
  • We then turned over the book together, and I endeavored to explain to him the purpose of the printing, and the meaning of the few pictures that were in it.
    Chapters 10-12 — A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (31% in)
  • Closing the door upon the landlady, I endeavored to prevail upon Queequeg to take a chair; but in vain.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (73% in)
  • As no better man advances to take this matter in hand, I hereupon offer my own poor endeavors.
    Chapters 31-33 — Queen Mab; Cetology; The Specksnyder (22% in)
  • No possible endeavor then could enable her commander to make the great passage southwards, double Cape Horn, and then running down sixty degrees of latitude arrive in the equatorial Pacific in time to cruise there.
    Chapters 43-45 — Hark!; The Chart; The Affidavit (27% in)
  • It is much the same with him who endeavors the description of the scene.
    Chapters 70-72 — The Sphynx; The Jeroboam's Story; The Monkey-Rope (67% in)
  • Therefore, though I am but ill qualified for a pioneer, in the application of these two semi-sciences to the whale, I will do my endeavor.
    Chapters 79-81 — The Prairie; The Nut; The Pequod Meets the Virgin (3% in)
  • But by desperate endeavor we at last shot into a temporary opening; then giving way rapidly, and at the same time earnestly watching for another outlet.
    Chapters 85-87 — The Fountain; The Tail; The Grand Armada (97% in)
  • "I was about observing, sir, before Captain Boomer's facetious interruption, that spite of my best and severest endeavors, the wound kept getting worse and worse; the truth was, sir, it was as ugly gaping wound as surgeon ever saw; more than two feet and several inches long.
    Chapters 100-102 — The Pequod meets....; The Decanter; A Bower in the Arsacides (30% in)

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