- v. To try; to work towards a goal.
“But at that time Derrick was lying senseless in the bedroom over the parlour and the deputation from the company could only wait upon Grace and make an effort at expressing their sympathy.”
“We are to make an effort to address the tribal Scrow, if we can locate them, and certainly the Yunamata.”
“But we do not war upon women and children, and I trust the treatment you have met with at the hands of my soldiers will open your eyes to the monstrous iniquity of the war waged by your government upon the people of the Confederate States, and that you will make an effort to shake off the revolting tyranny under which it is apparent to all you are yourselves groaning,”
“Tell me where I can get you a glass of water," said St. John; "you must really make an effort to tranquillise your feelings.”
“Have they profited by the caprice of an amiable woman to establish themselves in her heart? the sentiment of medicrioty fixes them there, it intimidates them, they dare not make an effort to please others.”
“Unpromising as was the complexion of this letter, determined to make an effort towards removing the cloud from between us.”
“Attack at daylight anyhow, and I will make an effort to get the road this side of Adams's house, and if I do, you can capture the whole of them.”
“They are bound to regard the entire life of their city as organic, to make an effort to unify it, and to protest against its over-differentiation.”
“I would suggest, therefore, that before you have your men take up Lieutenant Raynor’s body, you make an effort to preserve those things that might lead to his murderer.”
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