endeavour

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Ichabod endeavored to dodge the horrible missile, but too late.
They thought he slipped, as at first, and the witnesses, seeing he did not move, approached and endeavored to raise him, but the one who passed his arm around the body found it was moistened with blood.
Eliot had vainly endeavored to convert to the Christian faith.
The Indians sprang upon the animals barebacked, and endeavored to urge them off under a galling fire that did some execution.
I endeavored, but of course in vain, to look through the aperture.
He uprose in full evening dress, And with senseless grimaces endeavored to say What his tongue could no longer express.
The old man endeavored to change the conversation; it was leading to thoughts much too sinister.
He now endeavored to procure canoes, in which to descend the Columbia, but none suitable for the purpose were to be obtained above the Narrows; he continued on, therefore, the distance of twelve miles, and encamped on the bank of the river.
Hop-Frog endeavored, as usual, to get up a jest in reply to these advances from the king; but the effort was too much.
D'Artagnan endeavored to prevent this man from speaking to Fouquet, and pushed him away, but the message had been given to the surintendant.
She has never seen Auburn, and during the weeks whose history as it shaped itself in my brain I have endeavored to relate, was living at her home in Oakland, wondering where her lover was and why he did not write.
If I endeavored to overtake him in a boat, in order to see how he would manoeuvre, he would dive and be completely lost, so that I did not discover him again, sometimes, till the latter part of the day.