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  • n. Plural form of endeavour.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of endeavour.


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  • For the past twenty years, he has figured prominently in endeavours to resolve several serious and long-lasting conflicts.

    The Nobel Peace Prize 2008 - Press Release

  • The Boeing Company certainly appears to be a company which knows its business, excels at it, and in its community endeavours is a good corporate citizen.

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  • Health services and education must now be regarded as twin endeavours, advancing mankind.

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  • It needs a lot of help, new ideas must be worked out, and I urge that you make this one of your main endeavours in the work of the clubs.

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  • She would sit making vain endeavours to arrange a large linen patch properly, till her cheeks were burning with excitement; and bend over a darn, doing her best to make invisible stitches, till Mrs. Vawse was obliged to assure her it was quite unnecessary to take so much pains.

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  • At the heart of their endeavours was the attempt to assert and promote African languages as having adequate structures and possibilities for rigorous literary work.

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  • They were devotees of the Red God, and their endeavours were a form of worship.


  • I did not need any long experience to perceive that complete and unmixed sympathy with my endeavours was a thing I should not find.

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  • A man dissatisfied with his endeavours is a man tempted to sadness.

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  • He had been advised to quit piano playing because of the condition, but neither he nor his supporters agreed with this suggestion, and the results of their endeavours is a happy one ...

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