- v. make an attempt at achieving something
“Retiring from the Bench, he directed his attention to planting in Lower Louisiana; but his health continuing to decline, he was induced to try for the winter the climate of Cuba.”
“You know it was dangerous to try for the hyena from so far away; you might have hit Brac instead.”
“I was asked to try for the National Squad, but preferred to dedicate my life to the eradication of the Dark Forces.”
“Yet Momma insisted that Mrs. Allismore try for a while longer.”
“And when he appeared at the starting line in July of 2002 to try for a fourth straight victory, he still heard occasional cries of Dop-AY!”
“AFTER MY DISAPPOINTMENT over the Montgomery Ward job, I confessed to Jack about my unsuccessful job-hunting expedition in Chicago and mentioned the suggestion from the woman at NBC that I try for a job in the sticks.”
“Roll up, roll up, plunk down a quarter and try for a prize, take your sweetheart on a ride to the stars, lotsa room for the kiddies, yessir, no need to push, plenty of room, plenty of time, plenty of fun for everyone.”
“Here Donald gulped down a sigh, for he was a capital classic, and it had been suggested that he should go to Glasgow University and try for ` ` the Snell '' which has sent so many clever young Scotsmen to Balliol College, Oxford, and thence on to fame and prosperity.”
“If Audley's back from Washington try for him, he's the closest we've got to a friend over there, and he and Morris understand the real score — if they can cover for you, they will ….”
“Per Dio! they are not satisfied with what they have gained, but are going to try for the Malakoff, with all its bristling guns.”
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