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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ATTEMPT

To attempt it finds no support in the principles of our Constitution.

As to some of the others, I cannot wonder at any thing they do, or attempt to do, where self is concerned.

It was not soon that he risked an attempt to please her with a song of his own.

Those of us who have no form of pietism feel cut off from making the attempt at all.

And in making this attempt I must write from my own experience.

To attempt to eliminate fear and retain this concept of God is vain.

I will attempt no description of the beauties that met them at every turn.

But by this time Vavasor had resolved to make an attempt to gain his aunt, and so Hester.

It is in his attempt to explain the mechanism that we believe Weissman fails.

But any attempt on his part to fathom it only met with cold silence.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French attempter (14c.), earlier atenter "to try, attempt, test," from Latin attemptare "to try" (cf. Italian attentare, Old Provençal, Portuguese attentar, Spanish atentar), from ad- "to, upon" (see ad-) + temptare "to try" (see tempt). Related: Attempted; attempting.

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