- v. present participle of attempt.
“What makes it funnier is that in attempting to think up something, like, really cool as a new name, they manage to maintain the original uncoolness of the tragically, chronically uncool original by having it sound exactly the same.”
“He was particularly noted for his diligence in attempting to provide proper burials for fallen Israelites who had been slain by Sennacherib.”
“We applaud those who championed the issue and for the response by both PCGS and NGC for addressing these concerns and taking positive action in attempting to correct past mistakes and reinstall confidence in the grading standards necessary for the industry to grow and prosper in the long term.”
“I thought of many things to say in attempting to set you progressives straight on this.”
“Today, through the United Methodist Committee on Relief, Gulley is again attempting to teach Haitians sustainable agriculture practices.”
“Given who held her, and the danger she was in, we judged that Linda's best chance lay in attempting to rescue her.”
“We will supportTiger no matter what the media and other special interests try to do, in attempting to bring him down.”
“The carpenter was engaged constantly in attempting to locate such places, and, when he succeeded, in calking them tighter and tighter.”
“I'm not usually one for shortcuts, but this custard is so good and so easy that I don't see the point in attempting to make real pastry cream.”
“However, it is a lot easier to promise surprises than deliver them, as I have found by reading far too many disappointing novels, as well as in attempting to write them. ”
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