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 Meanings and Examples of ATTEMPT
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attempt
 n.  action of trying at something
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  When left to himself, however, he would seldom produce any music or attempt any recognized air.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  Our prisoner made no attempt at escape, but stepped calmly into the cab which had been his, and we followed him.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
3  The attempt to tame the wild creatures, for instance, broke down almost immediately.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
4  Obviously they were going to attempt the recapture of the farm.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IV
5  It was fully realised that though the human beings had been defeated in the Battle of the Cowshed they might make another and more determined attempt to recapture the farm and reinstate Mr. Jones.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
6  His jacket had been stained of a bright purple hue, upon which there had been some attempt to paint grotesque ornaments in different colours.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
7  Magnificence there was, with some rude attempt at taste; but of comfort there was little, and, being unknown, it was unmissed.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
8  Look to him close, men-at-arms," said Prince John, "his heart is sinking; I am jealous lest he attempt to escape the trial.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
9  For three men to attempt them at this moment, were little else than madness; for they are good men of war, and have, as such, placed sentinels to give the alarm when any one approaches.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
10  "Thou wilt but injure thyself by the attempt, noble knight," replied his attendant.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
11  He stood his ground, without any attempt at conciliation.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
12  Any attempt to rouse his manhood and his pride would only make him worse: for his manhood was dead, temporarily if not finally.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
13  It would be too ridiculous for me to attempt anything where I am now, with my little half acre.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
14  Fanny thought she discerned in his standing there an indication of relenting, which encouraged her to another attempt, and she said, therefore, "It is a pity you should not join them."
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
15  In a general light, private theatricals are open to some objections, but as we are circumstanced, I must think it would be highly injudicious, and more than injudicious to attempt anything of the kind.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
Example Sentence: (182 in 13 pages)
16  He drove through the red lights in an attempt to shake off the police car that was chasing him.
17  He made a rather half-hearted attempt to clear up the rubbish.
18  Police officers re-enacted the crime in an attempt to get witnesses to come forward.
19  Union leaders and company bosses will meet tomorrow in an attempt to reach a settlement.
20  The government has taken these measures in an attempt to de-escalate the conflict.
21  Some radicals may oppose him in protest at the attempt of his supporters to stage-manage the congress.
22  Farms in the area have been closed off in an attempt to contain the disease.
23  She made a desultory attempt at conversation.
24  It represents a last ditch attempt by the country to extricate itself from its economic crisis.
25  Many of the ranchers themselves see all this tourism as a cheeky attempt to commercialise a real and vanishing culture.
26  One would therefore expect to find an attempt to define what debentures are.
27  Inevitably, this attempt to define the most powerful school of art since the war is going to lead to fierce arguments.
28  Actually, I made no attempt to define anything.
29  Each was an attempt to define the respective limits of integration and loyalty.
30  If this be thought to be disingenuously restrictive, an attempt to define away the opposition, then consider the alternative.