Definitions

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  • adjective Tried, with the connotation of failure.
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of attempt.

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  • adjective tried unsuccessfully

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    Officials: Arrested American is CIA contractor

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

    Amid Protests, Yemen President Vague on Transition Plan

  • 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

  • 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 on January 27 following what he described as an attempted armed robbery.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • 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

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