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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of endeavor.

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Examples

  • Knowledge a Brewer must go on by Guess; which is a hazard that every one ought to be free from that can; and therefore I have endeavor'd to explode the old Hour-glass way of Brewing, by reason of the several Uncertainties that attend such Methods and the hazard of spoiling both Malt and Drink; for in short where a Brewing is perform'd by Ladings over of scalding

    The London and Country Brewer

  • After getting onboard, we spent the Evening very gaily -- Mirth and festivity smiled around us -- Every Man endeavor'd to contribute to the general pleasure -- And every attempt in these cases is received with favour.

    Journal of a Tour to North Carolina by William Attmore, 1787

  • I endeavor'd to make it both entertaining and useful, and it accordingly came to be in such demand, that I reap'd considerable profit from it, vending annually near ten thousand.

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1994 Edition)

  • I endeavor'd to put his press (which he had not yet us'd, and of which he understood nothing) into order fit to be work'd with; and, promising to come and print off his Elegy as soon as he should have got it ready, I return'd to Bradford's, who gave me a little job to do for the present, and there I lodged and dieted,

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1994 Edition)

  • These I gave him from time to time, but endeavor'd rather to discourage his proceeding.

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (1994 Edition)

  • Among others a soldier named Gant, of the One Hundred and Fourth Ohio Volunteers, presented a rebel battle-flag, which one of the officers stated to me was borne to the mouth of our cannon and planted there by a boy but seventeen years of age, who actually endeavor'd to stop the muzzle of the gun with fence-rails.

    Memoranda During the War

  • As soon as the French had seen them coming on, they slipp'd their cables, and endeavor'd to get out of the way with the help of the flood-tide, but the Commodore's ship got upon a ledge of rocks, and stuck fast, and the crew took to the boats, and got ashore, leaving the ship to take care of itself.

    Picturesque Quebec : a sequel to Quebec past and present

  • Among others a soldier named Gant, of the 104th Ohio volunteers, presented a rebel battle-flag, which one of the officers stated to me was borne to the mouth of our cannon and planted there by a boy but seventeen years of age, who actually endeavor'd to stop the muzzle of the gun with fence-rails.

    Specimen Days; from Complete Poetry and Collected Prose

  • -- I then endeavor'd to put them on board the Brig White-Oak for new York, but as there presented, other freight, in much more convenient Cases, he likewise, rejected them.

    Letters to and from Jefferson, 1825

  • I endeavor'd to put his press (which he had not yet us'd, and of which he understood nothing) into order fit to be work'd with; and, promising to come and print off his Elegy as soon as he should have got it ready, I return'd to

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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