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  • nounattempt
  • verbattempt
  • verbexperiment, test
  • verbbother, afflict
  • verbbring before a judge

synonyms for tries

  • shot
  • bid
  • crack
  • dab
  • effort
  • endeavor
  • essay
  • fling
  • go
  • jab
  • pop
  • slap
  • stab
  • striving
  • struggle
  • trial
  • undertaking
  • whack
  • whirl
  • all one's got
  • best shot
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antonyms for tries

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  • idleness
  • laziness
  • peace
  • abstention
  • please
  • agree
  • give up
  • neglect
  • forget
  • rest
  • idle
  • delight
  • ignore
  • abstain
  • give in
  • laze
  • surrender
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How to use tries in a sentence

“No man knows how much he can spend, till he tries,” observed Mr. Weller.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Whether his annual expenditure be fifty pounds or fifty thousand, he tries to get his money's worth.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
He will rattle on in Spanish till Herr S. gets desperate, and tries to reduce him to order.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
She has real pretty manners when she is with them, and really tries not to talk slang.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
And, when she tries to come back from the Devil—well, she's a mass of nerves, and ready to start at a shadow.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
As for poor Dolly, if he catches her and tries to convert her to his ideas, the child has nimble feet and can run.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
It is here asserted that no one can think of the present moment; for while he tries to do so, three moments have fled.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
He tries sitting down to see if that will make thinking any pleasanter; then he tries standing up again.
FIRST PLAYSA. A. MILNE
He even tries to help her hoe those terrible rows of corn that has come up so beautifully and is growing so well.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
There is a bird called the butcher-bird,—a very savage bird,—that tries to kill us.
THE NURSERY, JANUARY 1873, VOL. XIII.VARIOUS
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