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or try to try

Definitions

  • 1) An attempt; an effort.
  • 2) Sports In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
  • 3) A sieve; riddle; screen.
  • 4) The act of trying; a trial; experiment; effort.
  • 5) In foot-ball, in the Rugby game, the right to carry the ball in front of the goal and try to kick a goal. When goals are equal, the game is decided by the majority of tries.
  • 6) Toinvite;escort.
  • 7) Toattempt;undertake.
  • 8) To make an effort to open (a closed door or window).
  • 9) To put (an accused person) on trial.
  • 10) To make an effort; strive.
  • 11) To make an effort to do or accomplish (something); attempt.
  • 12) To melt (lard, for example) to separate out impurities; render.
  • 13) To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability.
  • 14) To conduct the trial of (a legal claim).
  • 15) To subject to great strain or hardship; tax.
  • 16) Prov. Eng. To do; to fare; !
  • 17) To exert strength; to endeavor; to make an effort or an attempt.
  • 18) obsolete To divide or separate, as one sort from another; to winnow; to sift; to pick out; -- frequently followed by out.
  • 19) To prove by experiment; to apply a test to, for the purpose of determining the quality; to examine; to prove; to test.
  • 20) To purify or refine, as metals; to melt out, and procure in a pure state, as oil, tallow, lard, etc.
  • 21) (try (one's) hand) To attempt to do something for the first time.
  • 22) (try (one's) fortune) To make an effort or take a risk to be successful, especially as a newcomer.

Examples

  • 1) There is a case for trying higher minimum wages in some industries and some regions.
  • 2) They are trying to get used to a new style of play.
  • 3) We try to give all the best to our players but sometimes it is difficult.
  • 4) We need to really play our own game and to try and get forward.
  • 5) This is the perfect place to try something funky.
  • 6) We must go there to impose ourselves and try and play good football to get a good result.
  • 7) Wh try to play goals.
  • 8) There are a multitude of coaches, back-up coaches and tactical and technical thinkers spending their lives trying to change rugby for the better.
  • 9) They have filled in a questionnaire designed to ensure that they could try the case fairly.
  • 10) Some of the tries were own goals.
  • 11) We will just continue to try and get him fit and back playing for us.
  • 12) We are trying to make sure they are not confused by too many changes.
  • 13) You have to back yourself and play your game that is tried and trusted in the past.
  • 14) Good alternatives to try are goat or soya milk.
  • 15) Toulon crossed for eight tries in an irresistible performance.
  • 16) You try something on and the designer says you look divine.
  • 17) The story is told of the female barrister in court trying to open her case.
  • 18) Yesterday the crowd roared when he crossed the try line.
  • 19) Some resorted to the law to try to get their money back.
  • 20) We are keeping up a very focused effort to try to secure their release.
  • 21) Why not try and be nice about it once in a while?
  • 22) The first try was a case in point.
  • 23) He told me to come along and try rugby.
  • 24) We tried to catch half an hour's sleep.
  • 25) The topic has come up a lot and the people I talk to tend to argue for the \'not enough time\ 'conundrum and I try to get them to just \'try it\' for a while.
  • 26) But I try - *try* - to extend the person a good long silken rope before I hang them.
  • 27) "She's been there two weeks, and I haven't seen them try -- really _try_ -- to communicate with her."
  • 28) I try, but * try* really is the operative word here.
  • 29) Just let any one try to stop his course, his readiness for snapping fingers at The Job; just let them _try_ it, that was all he wanted!
  • 30) Why, yes, certainly; and I will try -- oh, I will _try_ not to disturb you again.
  • 31) "Let me try one branch for an experiment -- I _will try_ one branch!"
  • 32) ~MyClass () printf ( "Myclass dtor\r\n"); int _tmain (int argc, _TCHAR* argv []) try printf ( "in __try block\r\n");
  • 33) apparently, they have revamp their website to version 3! thanks for the info~ juz checked it out~ now will show ur uploaded files first instead of the upload page~ last time upload not beri stable one~ dun noe got improve arnots~ me uploot TNN beedeo let sonic gorgor laoloot try try~
  • 34) "My dear, dear child, try, _try_ to conquer the propensity!
  • 35) ‘I tried to be a sales executive, a sailor and even got married to try and fit into the role of a good wife.’
  • 36) ‘So we though we would give it a try and much to our surprise from the very first time that we tried to grow these blood vessels it worked.’
  • 37) ‘She tried to make herself fall asleep so she could try and forget the situation she was in.’
  • 38) ‘Nash tried to brake and the last thing I remember was his arm flinging out to try and stop me from flying out of the car.’
  • 39) ‘I didn't try and listen or believe your side of the story even when you tried to tell me.’
  • 40) ‘We'll try and play the way we have tried to play the last two Test matches.’
  • 41) ‘This week I tried to make an effort shake the lethargy which has plagued me recently.’
  • 42) ‘Either way, I am going to start making a dedicated effort to try and stop using those words myself.’
  • 43) ‘The white nuns who came here made a big effort to try and teach your mother.’
  • 44) ‘All members and players please try and make an effort to attend meeting as it is a very important event.’
  • 45) ‘I made one last effort to try and reason with our doctor, but it was all for nothing.’
  • 46) ‘He opened his eyes again with great effort and tried to comprehend what he was looking at.’
  • 47) ‘With effort, he tried to sit up and the hot, white pain that coursed through him was more than he could bear.’
  • 48) ‘If that is the case, you really should make an effort to try and catch him while you can.’
  • 49) ‘He grabbed one of the snowshoes and with a bit of effort tried to clear some of the snow.’
  • 50) ‘I have spent a lot of time, effort and money to try and put together the next project.’
  • 51) ‘Now the next step is launching an effort to try and make sure that we can take costs out of the system.’
  • 52) ‘If she can just make an effort to try and be better, she can actually live a much better life.’
  • 53) ‘I wish that there were attempts to try and circulate the information to young women that they do have a choice.’
  • 54) ‘We were disrupted by efforts to try and merge our information systems and find new headquarters.’
  • 55) ‘There are many tried and tested methods that have been used in Europe before.’
  • 56) ‘Parents will be able to try different sorts and if they like them can buy their own stock.’
  • 57) ‘Please bear in mind that I have seen a lot of therapists who try different kinds of therapy.’
  • 58) ‘Popular-yet-dormant brands, and tried and tested formulae are revived and revisited all the time.’
  • 59) ‘The genre has certain formulaic elements, tried and tested in their saleability.’
  • 60) ‘They are the result of centuries of experience and wisdom, tried and tested.’
  • 61) ‘This was our tried and tested pattern for five out of the six days.’
  • 62) ‘Several top football countries use this system so it is tried and tested.’
  • 63) ‘Our combinations are tried and tested in many cases, which does help.’
  • 64) ‘A few approaches to this problem have been tried in different countries in the last two decades.’
  • 65) ‘Granted it wasn't tried and tested, but, it did have a basis on common sense.’
  • 66) ‘They are all productions that are tried and tested and that are not usually that complex.’
  • 67) ‘The oil has been tried and tested throughout the season and offers extremely good durability.’
  • 68) ‘Sadly, the idea of the game has been tried and tested so many times it seems old hat now.’
  • 69) ‘Now we have tried and tested it with bluechips and there are definite signs of an upturn.’
  • 70) ‘He said there was no reason the new system could not work, that it was tried and tested all over Europe.’
  • 71) ‘His methods, he admits, are not new but have been tried and tested in Canada.’
  • 72) ‘To scientists a theory is an idea that has been tried and tested by experiments and has passed every test.’
  • 73) ‘Science fact is that IVF with donor eggs is a tried and tested way to help infertile couples have children.’
  • 74) ‘The important point is that the stallion will have been tried and tested in the toughest race of all.’
  • 75) ‘The first two attempts had failed and the third attempt was my last chance to try for a baby.’
  • 76) ‘Sheila is determined to rebuild her family and the couple are already trying for another baby.’
  • 77) ‘Existing advice for pregnant women and those trying for a baby is not to eat large amounts of the species because of concerns over mercury.’
  • 78) ‘The couple had been trying for a baby for a while but Judith had trouble conceiving because she suffers from polycystic ovaries.’
  • 79) ‘Today, you'll be pleased to hear that Amelia has got married to a lovely chap and they're now trying for a baby.’
  • 80) ‘We loved each other, we were trying for a baby and I knew it was what he wanted.’
  • 81) ‘The reason for this is because they had been trying for a baby for the last few years.’
  • 82) ‘The couple decided to try for a baby without seeking specialist advice in case they were warned off due to the risks involved.’
  • 83) ‘Despite everything, a year later they decided to try for a baby again.’
  • 84) ‘The devastated parents, who already had a daughter, risked trying for another child and had a second healthy baby girl.’
  • 85) ‘His devoted parents have been trying for several years to have a baby whose donated stem cells might restore him to health.’
  • 86) ‘You may feel you're ready to start trying for a baby immediately.’
  • 87) ‘One in seven UK couples trying for a baby experience delays in conceiving.’
  • 88) ‘Regular exercise is also important for men and women to improve their health before trying for a baby.’
  • 89) ‘To be classified as infertile, the couple need to be actively trying for a baby for one year.’
  • 90) ‘She and her husband have been trying for a baby for years and she's finally pregnant.’
  • 91) ‘But he says he is trying for roles that have him playing more than just the perfect romantic.’
  • 92) ‘He has then agreed that we can then start trying for a family.’
  • 93) ‘She and her husband were trying for children when he was struck down with meningitis and was maintained on a life support machine in a coma.’
  • 94) ‘They are reportedly trying for a reunion with the help of a marriage counsellor.’
  • 95) ‘She decided to enroll at and compete for UCLA in the fall, instead of trying out for Canada's team that will compete at the World Championships in late October.’
  • 96) ‘Simon was so good, in fact, that he went on to compete at the national level before trying out for professional teams, although his eyesight, of all things, kept him from making the grade.’
  • 97) ‘Natalie is trying out for the school team on January 22.’
  • 98) ‘State rules even barred them from trying out for boys' teams.’
  • 99) ‘Go for honor roll, or try out for the softball team.’
  • 100) ‘Tanya tries out for the soccer team but doesn't make the cut.’
  • 101) ‘‘I tried out for every sports team a freshman could try out for and was cut in the first round every time,’ explains Fiona, 14.’
  • 102) ‘So if any of you are interested in coming and trying out for this audition then grab one of these papers on my desk before you leave class.’
  • 103) ‘She must be as excited as me before freshman year when I was trying out for the varsity team for the first time.’
  • 104) ‘By the way, you said you play tennis - are you interested in trying out for the team?’
  • 105) ‘Actually, I'm trying out for the tennis team tomorrow afternoon, so I could comment on that.’
  • 106) ‘‘I heard from Michael you're trying out for the swim team,’ he then said.’
  • 107) ‘‘Hey, I heard he's trying out for the football team,’ Mackenzie suddenly remembered.’
  • 108) ‘Mark and Benny were trying out for the hockey team.’
  • 109) ‘Are you going to be trying out for the cheerleading team?’
  • 110) ‘Then he went back to his conversation about trying out for the football team.’
  • 111) ‘Of course, they wanted to know why she wasn't trying out for the basketball team the next year.’
  • 112) ‘Rae was trying out for the track-and-field team and the newspaper as a sports writer.’
  • 113) ‘If there was another girl trying out for the team, Alex was going to make sure she was good.’
  • 114) ‘She was still trying to think up a way to get out of trying out for the dance team.’
  • 115) ‘We tried the apartment, but after that we didn't know where to call.’
  • 116) ‘He tried the house, but we were not home.’
  • 117) ‘At his front door, a somewhat buxom blonde lady with very high heels and a very short skirt was trying the front door lock.’
  • 118) ‘He tried the door again and discovered that it wasn't locked, just a little stuck.’
  • 119) ‘She tried the windows but they were also locked and when she threw things at them they didn't even crack.’
  • 120) ‘After looking through the letter box the youth tried the front door and went inside the house.’
  • 121) ‘I tried a door that I thought was the emergency exit, but opened it to find a room full of people.’
  • 122) ‘Why they didn't try the front door was a mystery, but not a mystery she wanted to solve.’
  • 123) ‘After a replay of Wednesday's close and the titles, David tries the door but cannot get it open.’
  • 124) ‘Sadia tries the door to see how sturdy it is and checks in which direction it opens.’
  • 125) ‘He moved along using feather steps and tried every door until he reached the last one.’
  • 126) ‘Bernard paid for his tea and took the lift to the 2nd floor and tried the door of the banquet hall, which opened.’
  • 127) ‘Kate tried the door when she finally got there but it was locked and her key didn't work.’
  • 128) ‘Getting no answer at the back door, he tried it and found it opened to his push.’
  • 129) ‘In case any of you ever find yourself in this situation, the smart thing to do is to try the door.’
  • 130) ‘The Post Office was closed after the incident and this afternoon local people were trying the front door.’
  • 131) ‘With the guards now completely stationary, he tries the door.’
  • 132) ‘Our hero comes for his interview, in the middle of the day, and tries the left door, to no avail.’
  • 133) ‘He knocks, then disappears around the side of the house and tries the back door.’
  • 134) ‘Once he turned the corner and was out of the guard's view, Matt tried one of the doors.’
  • 135) ‘I stopped a foot away from the door at the end of the hallway and tried the door handle.’
  • 136) ‘Then, stealthily, the person darted over to another door and tried the handle.’
  • 137) ‘As cricket has discovered the game has to be approachable and rain delays try the patience of everyone.’
  • 138) ‘She tried my patience sometimes, but equally I probably didn't give enough of a chance.’
  • 139) ‘After a year of sustained eyebrow raising and boomerang pints, they now no longer try my patience or my vocal chords.’
  • 140) ‘As well as trying taxpayers' patience, the worsening gridlock is costing big money.’
  • 141) ‘What he said went without argument and we knew better than to try his patience, and anyway, he kept his cane within easy reach.’
  • 142) ‘As it is, literally having to watch the grass grow starts to sorely try the patience.’
  • 143) ‘But if it tries the moviegoer's patience, the film never cedes its fascination.’
  • 144) ‘His tribulations at a sport at which he previously naturally excelled would have tried the patience of a saint.’
  • 145) ‘It is a game that rewards perseverance but tries your patience.’
  • 146) ‘But that's only the first of a number of instances in which he tries our patience.’
  • 147) ‘I didn't really have to try my patience because I didn't make any big mistakes.’
  • 148) ‘They know dawdling only tries the government's patience.’
  • 149) ‘Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy my job, I might even venture to say I love it, but it sometimes tries my patience.’
  • 150) ‘Antoine is annoyed that Helene was late meeting him after work, and the heavy traffic tries his patience.’
  • 151) ‘Well, there is an answer to that-but I have tried the reader's patience long enough.’
  • 152) ‘Sam was duly tried and convicted on the conspiracy count but the Appellant was not called as a witness at that trial.’
  • 153) ‘Within two days, both men were tried, convicted and sentenced to two years' jail.’
  • 154) ‘The soldiers were subsequently tried by a regimental court martial and acquitted.’
  • 155) ‘He was tried before a judge sitting alone and convicted of three counts of murder and appealed.’
  • 156) ‘In due course, the great majority of war criminals were tried under a national jurisdiction.’
  • 157) ‘A few junior officers were tried by a military tribunal and given light sentences.’
  • 158) ‘The great majority of war criminals were tried in the territories where the crimes were committed.’
  • 159) ‘For that crime, she was tried, convicted, and sent back to slavery, thus restoring his property.’
  • 160) ‘Her nine-day reign was followed by the Roman Catholic Queen Mary, who tried him for treason.’
  • 161) ‘With other conspirators he was tried and sentenced to death on a charge of treason in November 1553.’
  • 162) ‘He was tried as a Nazi collaborator in 1946 but was acquitted and allowed to resume his career.’
  • 163) ‘Cromwell, who had wanted to spare the King, saw no way out but to try him for treason.’
  • 164) ‘The court will try individuals accused of committing genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity.’
  • 165) ‘One of its first orders is to set up special tribunals to try members of the former regime.’
  • 166) ‘She was tried by one judge, rather than by a panel of three, as required by law.’
  • 167) ‘He was tried, after a fashion, and turned over to the Roman prefect, with the recommendation that he be executed.’
  • 168) ‘They purged Parliament in December, tried him, and had him executed in January 1649.’
  • 169) ‘He refused to serve on the court that tried Charles I but joined the Council of State in 1652.’
  • 170) ‘After the war many camp officials were tried and punished, but others escaped.’
  • 171) ‘The actions were consolidated and the judge agreed to try preliminary issues which are the subject of this appeal.’
  • 172) ‘The information is invalid and as such this Court has no jurisdiction to try the issue arising therefrom.’
  • 173) ‘This I have done and I have told him that I can see no reason why I should not continue to try the case.’
  • 174) ‘This delay is within the ambit of what might be considered inherent in trying a case.’
  • 175) ‘Attorneys who try cases at the courthouse said they had not seen him wearing it before.’
  • 176) ‘Then he built a big fire and skinned the bears, and tried out the fat and poured it into a hollow in the ground.’
  • 177) ‘Then after they had cut it up, she tried out the fat and made a great quantity of oil from the bear.’
  • 178) ‘He tried out the fat and made lard.’
  • 179) ‘It just took me a few weeks and just a few tries to accomplish all that.’
  • 180) ‘Then my foot slipped off on only the second move of my third try.’
  • 181) ‘Otherwise why would they have come back for a second and a third try?’
  • 182) ‘The blistering cold wore on the engine kept it from staring until the third try.’
  • 183) ‘On the second or third try, I got my glasses on a tiny wren half hidden in the grasses.’
  • 184) ‘To my astonishment, I make it up on my second attempt and by the third try I manage to stay up for a full three minutes.’
  • 185) ‘Yet in my exhausting tries, I couldn't concentrate on making a conscious effort of it, not while this sheep dog was left standing.’
  • 186) ‘It took me a few tries and a lot of effort before I was able to stand upright.’
  • 187) ‘The chef handed her some paper, and she took around five tries to get a suitable signature.’
  • 188) ‘The second and third tries in a different spot on his finger were also unsuccessful.’
  • 189) ‘Sometimes, first tries and the limits of low budgets make better films, never mind the special effects improvements.’
  • 190) ‘What made the difference was sleeping after having a first few tries at the problems involved.’
  • 191) ‘Even if the idea seems strange, give it a try, as you have nothing to lose, but only to gain.’
  • 192) ‘I didn't even know if asking her was a good idea or not, but I'll give it a try and see what happens.’
  • 193) ‘It was getting excellent reviews there, so I decided to give it a try.’
  • 194) ‘If you wonder how you will look with different eye colors, give color contacts a try.’
  • 195) ‘However if you do give this form of fishing a try you may be pleasantly surprised.’
  • 196) ‘After a few more tries, I finally gave up and turned to examine myself in the mirror.’
  • 197) ‘He should have allowed for one more try of a different sort to see if it might be possible to get some movement.’
  • 198) ‘If you're already prepared to give the essay a try, you can find a download page here.’
  • 199) ‘If yes, definitely give it a try, but don't think only in terms of accomplishing anything.’
  • 200) ‘We can find out about games played, tries scored, goals kicked, brothers and fathers, referees, captains and so on.’
  • 201) ‘The action was fast moving and skilful, enterprising and well judged and both sides produced two tries and two penalty kicks.’
  • 202) ‘While he was off the pitch the Giants scored two tries and a drop goal took their lead to 15-12.’
  • 203) ‘In his career, he has played more than 260 professional matches, scoring 78 tries and kicking 100 goals and five drop goals.’
  • 204) ‘Players score tries by getting the ball over the opponents' touchline.’
  • 205) ‘In the four games leading up to the season finale, Brown missed six of 11 tries plus three extra points.’
  • 206) ‘If the Packers plan to win their 10th game in 11 tries against the Niners, they'll have to control the ball with the running game.’
  • 207) ‘Philadelphia converted one of every three third-down tries.’
  • 208) ‘But he also had hit the left upright and right upright on a couple of other tries.’
  • 209) ‘Seattle came up short on the road for the sixth time in seven tries this season.’
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