endeavour

[ US /ɪnˈdɛvɝ/ ]
[ UK /ɛndˈɛvɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
    made an effort to cover all the reading material
    she gave it a good try
    wished him luck in his endeavor
  2. a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
    he had doubts about the whole enterprise
VERB
  1. attempt by employing effort
    we endeavor to make our customers happy
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How To Use endeavour In A Sentence

  • The plaque tells us the sculpture is ‘a symbol of universal human endeavour.’
  • Building cardboard cut-outs into flesh-and-blood characters is a worthy endeavour, but Joe as the ageing Lothario and KC as the young stud doesn't do it.
  • We endeavour to keep all our vehicles as secure as possible. The Sun
  • In the first horror occasioned by her father's distress from the bills of her brother, she wrote a supplicating letter to Mrs. Mittin, to intreat she would endeavour to quiet her creditors till she could arrange something for their payment. Camilla
  • Hai!” switching the camel, and fruitlessly endeavouring to fustigate Mas’ud’s nephew, who resolutely slept upon the water-bags. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah
  • Yet, as always, economics remains an exercise in hindsight, and managing the ups and downs of economic cycles a task beyond human endeavour.
  • In this care study I have endeavoured to show some aspects of the unique role of the nurse described by Salvage.
  • He has endeavoured to render THE PICTURE an intelligent _Cicerone_, without being too garrulous or grandiloquous, -- but always attentive to the stranger, leading him to every remarkable object, and giving just as much description of each, as would be acceptable to persons enjoying the full use of their eyes. Brannon's Picture of The Isle of Wight The Expeditious Traveller's Index to Its Prominent Beauties & Objects of Interest. Compiled Especially with Reference to Those Numerous Visitors Who Can Spare but Two or Three Days to Make the Tour of the
  • The city of Palermo was also distinguishable; and Julia, as she gazed on its glittering spires; would endeavour in imagination to depicture its beauties, while she secretly sighed for a view of that world, from which she had hitherto been secluded by the mean jealousy of the marchioness, upon whose mind the dread of rival beauty operated strongly to the prejudice of Emilia and Julia. A Sicilian Romance
  • She implored me -- she used the word 'implore' -- to fly from her, to leave her to her fate, to endeavour to find happiness with some one else. Varney the vampire; or, The feast of blood. Volume 1
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