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 Meanings and Examples of TRY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
try
 v.  attempt to do something
 v.  test something to see if it is suitable or useful
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  You may try your experiment for a week and see how you like it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
2  Don't try too many messes, Jo, for you can't make anything but gingerbread and molasses candy fit to eat.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
3  You do try to fight off your shyness, and I love you for it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
4  "Let's try it," said Jo, who liked new experiments.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
5  I've got the key to mine, but I'm not allowed to try it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTEEN
6  Do your best at college, and when he sees that you try to please him, I'm sure he won't be hard on you or unjust to you.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTEEN
7  "I'd like to see anyone try it," cried Jo fiercely.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOURTEEN
8  Good night, my darlings, said Mrs. March, as the hymn ended, for no one cared to try another.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIFTEEN
9  You'd laugh to see Meg head the table and try to be motherish.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
10  I read every morning, try to be good all day, and sing myself to sleep with Father's tune.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
11  "I don't think I can bear it, but I'll try," thought Amy, as she was left alone with Aunt March.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
12  "If god spares Beth, I'll try to love and serve Him all my life," answered Jo, with equal fervor.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
13  "I'll try not to be vain," said Amy.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY
14  I don't think anyone would care to try it, if you looked as much like a thundercloud as you do now.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
15  I'll try to sing the song of the shepherd boy which the Pilgrims heard.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.
17  She slammed on the brakes to try to avoid the dog.
18  We try to treat every member of staff equally.
19  Don't try to walk before you can crawl.
20  If you trust before you try, you may repent before you die.
21  Don't try to win a friend by presenting gifts.
22  A postmortem was ordered to try to ascertain the cause of death.
23  If you try to evade paying your taxes you risk going to prison.
24  The referee disallowed the try for a forward pass.
25  I'll try to fit my arrangement in with yours.
26  The nurse should try to develop empathy between herself and the patient.
27  If you would know the value of money, go and try to borrow some, for the that goes a-borrowing goes a-sorrowing.
28  Investigators are searching the wreckage of the plane to try to find the cause of the tragedy.
29  Don't let one failure discourage you, try again.
30  I try not to let my work spill over into my life outside the office.