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endeavor
used in Rappaccini's Daughter

4 uses
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Definition
to attempt; or a project or activity attempted
  • In any case, he generally contents himself with a very slight embroidery of outward manners,—the faintest possible counterfeit of real life,—and endeavors to create an interest by some less obvious peculiarity of the subject.
  • "Holy Virgin, signor!" cried old Dame Lisabetta, who, won by the youth's remarkable beauty of person, was kindly endeavoring to give the chamber a habitable air, "what a sigh was that to come out of a young man's heart!
  • Sometimes he endeavored to assuage the fever of his spirit by a rapid walk through the streets of Padua or beyond its gates: his footsteps kept time with the throbbings of his brain, so that the walk was apt to accelerate itself to a race.
  • Endeavoring to recover himself, he stared forth wildly from his inner world into the outer one and spoke like a man in a dream.

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