Thesaurus / tries


What is there in me which broods upon his just and honorable life, and which he cannot drive away though he tries?

Tales of the ChesapeakeGeorge Alfred Townsend

Even a fish that tries to make a meal off red flannel won't smoke a cigarette.

Once he points out ahead and tries to shout something, I don't know what.

And yet we do all we can; the Radical Association tries to stir them up.

The Bishop's ApronW. Somerset Maugham

Here is the flag-hung box, and he tries to see who is in it.

PipefulsChristopher Morley

With a little tremulous laugh, dangerously akin to tears, she raises her soft palm to his cheek and tries to press him—from her.

April's LadyMargaret Wolfe Hungerford

He looks towards the bureau, and Roberts tries to pull open one drawer after another.

Evening DressW. D. Howells

These lie in science's realm, not in religion's, and religious faith demeans herself when she tries to settle them.

The Meaning of FaithHarry Emerson Fosdick

She takes up the bottle, and tries several times to pour from it.

The Daughter of the StorageWilliam Dean Howells

My Argentine greatly resents such a move, and tries to circle like a clockwork mouse.


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