Definitions

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  • adj. Tried, with the connotation of failure.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of attempt.

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  • adj. tried unsuccessfully

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He rejected what he called an attempted "coup" of freedom and democracy.

    Amid Protests, Yemen President Vague on Transition Plan

  • They also argue Davis acted in self-defense during what they describe as an attempted robbery.

    Pakistani Court Delays Decision on CIA Contractor

  • Or the spirit or hope or ambition of the cosmos, which we call attempted positivism: not to find out the new; not to add to what is called knowledge, but to systematize.

    The Book of the Damned

  • Davis, a former Special Forces soldier who left the military in 2003, shot the men in what he described as an attempted armed robbery in the eastern city of Lahore as they approached him on a motorcycle.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Davis said he was defending himself against what he described as an attempted armed robbery as the men approached him on a motorcycle.

    The Seattle Times

  • Raymond Davis, 36, shot dead two Pakistanis in the eastern Punjab city on January 27 following what he described as an attempted armed robbery.

    Reuters: Top News

  • Raymond Davis, 36, shot dead two Pakistanis in the eastern Punjab city of Lahore on January 27 following what he described as an attempted armed robbery.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Munter said the U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the incident involving Davis, who shot dead two Pakistanis in the eastern Punjab city of Lahore on January 27 after what he described as an attempted armed robbery.

    Reuters: Top News

  • On Thursday, Mr. Kyl said in a statement that until the explosion in Georgia - which he called an "attempted bombing of the U.S. Embassy" - was resolved, efforts to reset relations with Russia should be halted.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Davis, a former Special Forces soldier who left the military in 2003, shot the men in what he described as an attempted armed robbery in the eastern city of Lahore.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

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