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endeavor
used in Love's Labour's Lost

3 uses
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Definition
to attempt; or a project or activity attempted
  • Let fame, that all hunt after in their lives, Live regist'red upon our brazen tombs, And then grace us in the disgrace of death; When, spite of cormorant devouring Time, The endeavour of this present breath may buy That honour which shall bate his scythe's keen edge, And make us heirs of all eternity.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — The King of Navarre's park (2% in)
  • I thank you, gracious lords, For all your fair endeavours; and entreat, Out of a new-sad soul, that you vouchsafe In your rich wisdom to excuse or hide The liberal opposition of our spirits, If over-boldly we have borne ourselves In the converse of breath; your gentleness Was guilty of it.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — The same. Before the Princess's pavilion (81% in)
  • ...with mocks; Full of comparisons and wounding flouts, Which you on all estates will execute That lie within the mercy of your wit: To weed this wormwood from your fruitful brain, And therewithal to win me, if you please,— Without the which I am not to be won,— You shall this twelvemonth term, from day to day, Visit the speechless sick, and still converse With groaning wretches; and your task shall be, With all the fierce endeavour of your wit To enforce the pained impotent to smile.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — The same. Before the Princess's pavilion (93% in)

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