American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Past tense and past participle of try.
- adj. Thoroughly tested and proved to be good or trustworthy.
- adj. Made to undergo trials or distress. Often used in combination: a much-tried teacher.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of try.
GNU Webster's 1913
- imp. & p. p. of try
- adj. tested and proved to be reliable
- adj. tested and proved useful or correct
“There's a little Italian man who comes into our store everyday who insists on correcting my pronounciation, and I've tried, like seriously *tried*, but old habits just die hard!”
“We looked and looked, and I tried on lots of jeans, and modeled and tried and modeled and tried ”
“The charges against you were so serious that we couldn't get them dropped, and we tried, man, we _tried_.”
“So the old Crab tried and _tried_ to walk straight forward.”
“Well, as I was saying, I tried and _tried_, but still they were fearful.”
“No man could be miserable with Pauline Murray, if he did his duty and tried, _tried_ with his very soul to the uttermost.”
“Judge gives Universal Music 24 hours to explain takedown spree : Megaupload sued Universal Music for abusing the DMCA after the label tried to take down a Megaupload promotional video featuring some of the music industry's top stars.”
“The label tried releasing her first two signals, but they crashed and burned worse than that time I let my blind servant drive an oil tanker.”
“The label tried to coach her on deportment after she had some nasty run-ins with the press -- she once invited a reporter to step outside to settle their differences -- though it didn't seem to have much effect.”
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