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endeavor
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

16 uses
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Definition
to attempt; or a project or activity attempted
  • 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.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (7% in)
endeavoured = tried or attempted

(editor's note:  This is a British spelling. Americans use endeavored.)
  • "The man who wrote it was presumably well to do," I remarked, endeavouring to imitate my companion's processes.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (17% in)
  • We shall endeavour to clear up these points for you.
    Adventure II — The Red-Headed League (48% in)
  • It is not so impossible, however, that a man should possess all knowledge which is likely to be useful to him in his work, and this I have endeavoured in my case to do.
    Adventure V — The Five Orange Pips (64% in)
  • On the other hand, he has endeavoured to conceal some of these stains upon the felt by daubing them with ink, which is a sign that he has not entirely lost his self-respect.
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (21% in)
  • You are endeavouring to trace some geese which were sold by Mrs. Oakshott, of Brixton Road, to a salesman named Breckinridge, by him in turn to Mr. Windigate, of the Alpha, and by him to his club, of which Mr. Henry Baker is a member.
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (74% in)
  • Miss Stoner did so, and Holmes, after a careful examination through the open window, endeavoured in every way to force the shutter open, but without success.
    Adventure VIII — The Adventure of the Speckled Band (60% in)
  • One of these, whom I had cured of a painful and lingering disease, was never weary of advertising my virtues and of endeavouring to send me on every sufferer over whom he might have any influence.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (4% in)
  • I endeavoured to tie my handkerchief round it, but there came a sudden buzzing in my ears, and next moment I fell in a dead faint among the rose-bushes.
    Adventure IX — The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb (78% in)
  • It appears that some little trouble was caused by a woman, whose name has not been ascertained, who endeavoured to force her way into the house after the bridal party, alleging that she had some claim upon Lord St. Simon.
    Adventure X — The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (22% in)
  • She came to Mr. Doran's door just after we returned, and she endeavoured to push her way in, uttering very abusive expressions towards my wife, and even threatening her, but I had foreseen the possibility of something of the sort, and I had two police fellows there in private clothes, who soon pushed her out again.
    Adventure X — The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (47% in)
  • I am endeavouring to tell you everything, Mr. Holmes, which may have any bearing upon the case, but I beg that you will question me upon any point which I do not make clear.
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (32% in)
  • Several times during our homeward journey I endeavoured to sound him upon the point, but he always glided away to some other topic, until at last I gave it over in despair.
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (67% in)
  • Then something suddenly snapped, and your son, finding that he had the coronet in his hands, rushed back, closed the window, ascended to your room, and had just observed that the coronet had been twisted in the struggle and was endeavouring to straighten it when you appeared upon the scene.
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (86% in)
  • The small matter in which I endeavoured to help the King of Bohemia, the singular experience of Miss Mary Sutherland, the problem connected with the man with the twisted lip, and the incident of the noble bachelor, were all matters which are outside the pale of the law.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (6% in)
  • The dog is let loose at night to prevent him from endeavouring to communicate with her.
    Adventure XII — The Adventure of the Copper Beeches (83% in)

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