ENDEAVOUR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ENDEAVOUR
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  effort or attempt; exertion of physical or mental powers toward the attainment of object
Classic Sentence: (164 in 11 pages)
1  Now let me endeavour to show you the different steps in my reasoning.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  In this manner did Prince John endeavour to lay the foundation of a popularity, which he was perpetually throwing down by some inconsiderate act of wanton aggression upon the feelings and prejudices of the people.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VIII
3  He could do not better than return to the house of the Rabbi, and endeavour, through his means, to learn how his daughter was to be disposed of.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
4  She gazed, accordingly, upon the scene, which we shall endeavour to describe in the next chapter.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
5  At last it was agreed that they should endeavour to determine the dimensions of the wood by walking a little more about it.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
6  She would endeavour to be rational, and to deserve the right of judging of Miss Crawford's character, and the privilege of true solicitude for him by a sound intellect and an honest heart.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
7  If, as I am willing to suppose, you wish to shew me any observance, you will not give way to these emotions, but endeavour to reason yourself into a stronger frame of mind.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
8  It is not by protestations that I shall endeavour to convince you I am wronged; it is not by telling you that my affections are steady.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIV
9  It is,' replied Rose, 'that you must endeavour to forget me; not as your old and dearly-attached companion, for that would wound me deeply; but, as the object of your love.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
10  However, Mr. Fagin seemed to interpret the endeavour as expressing a perfect coincidence with his opinion, and put about the liquor which Barney reappeared with, in a very friendly manner.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
11  I must endeavour to subdue my mind to my fortune.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 23
12  The vision of what ought to have been is thrown aside in sheer weariness, and browbeaten human endeavour listlessly makes the best of the fact that is.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
13  She would not endeavour to entangle the old gentleman in a sentimental attachment which might deliver him over to his enemy.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
14  She waits until her husband is asleep, and then she rushes down to endeavour to persuade them to leave her in peace.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In III. The Adventure of The Yellow Face
15  I will endeavour, in my statement, to avoid such terms as would serve to limit the events to any particular place, or give a clue as to the people concerned.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Example Sentence:
1  He has the ability to achieve success in whatever field of endeavour he should choose.
2  Please make every endeavour to arrive punctually.
3  Crossing the North Pole on foot was an amazing feat of human endeavour.
4  Learning a foreign language well can be a lifelong endeavour.
5  Proposals for resource allocation according to quality of teaching as well as research endeavour are undoubtedly overdue.
6  It had formerly been my endeavour to study all sides of his character.
7  Engineers are endeavouring to locate the source of the problem.