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endeavor to (do something)

To work to do or accomplish something. After spending years endeavoring to earn my degree, today is my graduation!
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endeavor to do something

to try to do something. Whenever I endeavor to console her, she breaks down again. Maria endeavored to comfort Henry.
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Be assured that I am devoted to both these all-powerful masters, and that my earnest endeavors have no other aim than the service of the king, and also the cardinal--one of the most illustrious geniuses that France has ever produced.
Amid frequent and thoughtful endeavors to remember; amid earnest struggles to regather some token of the state of seeming nothingness into which my soul had lapsed, there have been moments when I have dreamed of success; there have been brief, very brief periods when I have conjured up remembrances which the lucid reason of a later epoch assures me could have had reference only to that condition of seeming unconsciousness.
But my soul took a wild interest in trifles, and I busied myself in endeavors to account for the error I had committed in my measurement.
To attain this end we must secure a preponderance of virtue over vice and must endeavor to secure that the honest man may, even in this world, receive a lasting reward for his virtue.
He taught me to see life not as a chase of a forever impossible personal happiness, but as a field for endeavor towards the happiness of the whole human family; and I can never lose this vision, however I close my eyes, and strive to see my own interest as the highest good.
This appears to me true of his novels, which, with their vast variety of character and incident, are alike in their single endeavor to get the persons living before you, both in their action and in the peculiarly dramatic interpretation of their emotion and cogitation.
There is no other example, no other ideal, and the chief use of Tolstoy is to enforce this fact in our age, after nineteen centuries of hopeless endeavor to substitute ceremony for character, and the creed for the life.
I found that it was as well for me to rest on my oars and wait his reappearing as to endeavor to calculate where he would rise; for again and again, when I was straining my eyes over the surface one way, I would suddenly be startled by his unearthly laugh behind me.
Jess joins Endeavor as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, and will focus on creating a marketing strategy to launch the apparel line as well as continue to grow the Endeavor brand.
com)-- Endeavor, the leading provider of outsourced professional services for carriers, service providers, and VARs, is pleased to announce the fifth annual "Trick Our Truck" contest, which began in 2008 to commemorate the anniversary of its monthly newsletter, "Endeavoring.
Summary: Javna, the leading Arab company in the field of software solutions and wireless applications, has concluded a series of meetings with top executives at major hi-tech companies based in Silicon Valley, during a 3-day Silicon Valley Tour organized by Endeavor, in which Javna discussed prospects of cooperation to develop the wireless sector.
WASHINGTON -- The investigational drug-eluting stent Endeavor did not do as well as the Cypher stent in measures of insegment late lumen loss, according to study results presented at a symposium sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.
Susan Burbridge knew that her 4-year-old Great Dane named Endeavor was expecting a large litter of puppies, but neither she nor her veterinarian knew just how many.
ATHENS, Greece -- In the midst of continuing economic turmoil in Greece, Endeavor announced today that it launches a new affiliate office in Athens, bringing its high-impact entrepreneurship model to Europe for the first time.
On May 6, 2014, Endeavor, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Endeavor Energy, Inc.