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endeavor
used in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang)

2 uses
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Definition
to attempt; or a project or activity attempted
  • And the spirit of the men was spent beneath the grievous rowing by reason of our vain endeavour, for there was no more any sign of a wafting wind.
    Book 10 (15% in)
  • For without are sharp crags, and round them the wave roars surging, and sheer the smooth rock rises, and the sea is deep thereby, so that in no wise may I find firm foothold and escape my bane, for as I fain would go ashore, the great wave may haply snatch and dash me on the jagged rock—and a wretched endeavour that would be.
    Book 5 (85% in)

There are no more uses of "endeavor" in The Odyssey by Homer (translated by: Butcher & Lang).

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