[ noun es-ey for 1, 2; es-ey, e-sey for 3–5; verb e-sey ]SEE DEFINITION OF essayed

Antonyms for essayed

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She essayed to introduce Gracie; not one of them attempted a bow.

The chair was placed, and Miss Lucindy essayed to climb, but vainly.

So they went bobbing about in a tub, and we, with a like paucity of equipment, essayed to follow them.

There was a man with tongue of wood Who essayed to sing, And in truth it was lamentable.

He took the pen in his graspless hand, and essayed to write.

His answer was a sigh, and when she chid him for it, he essayed a smile that was yet more melancholy.

Pray narrate to me, Ischomachus, I beg of you, what you first essayed to teach her.

When I first essayed to part with you and journey homewards, I was doubly blest.

Thus the two men who essayed the role of emperor of Mexico ended their career.

He essayed to estimate just how much they would probably like Julia.