Antonyms for attempting

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Hester crept gently towards it, and Amy after her, not attempting to stop her.

Taking Misargyrides' arm and attempting to steer him off-stage.

One gains nothing by attempting to shut out the sprites of the weather.

Then it dawned on Drumsheugh that the doctor was attempting the Highland fling.

I have told you already, so don't fly in the face of Providence by attempting to deny it!'

I dont see thats any sufficient reason for not attempting it.

What sense would there be in attempting to assimilate our several needs?

In all seven planes were destroyed in attempting to rescue one man.

She is for ever attempting to prove to me that I cannot love so well as she can.

But was there not greater danger in attempting to communicate?