[ US /ˈɛˌseɪ, ɛˈseɪ/ ]
  1. a tentative attempt
  2. an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  1. make an effort or attempt
    The police attempted to stop the thief
    She always seeks to do good in the world
    He sought to improve himself
    He tried to shake off his fears
    The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps
  2. put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to
    Test this recipe
    This approach has been tried with good results
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How To Use essay In A Sentence

  • The poems, plays, and essays of the committed cultural nationalist are characterized by a markedly hortatory or didactic manner.
  • Hmm... a bit of Googling produces this short book review by Charles Solomon, which has the line: "As an essayist, Didion lacks the hyaline profundity of Susan Sontag or the classical erudition of Marguerite Yourcenar ... Making Light: Open thread 136
  • Your essay gets a bit confused halfway through when you introduce too many ideas at once.
  • A good deal of my time is taken up with reading critical essays and reviews.
  • Arguing that FDR provoked the attack was Gore Vidal, novelist, provocateur, T. V. icon, and one of the greatest English-language essayists alive.
  • All of these essays are clear, well documented, and illuminating.
  • an essay with a meaning that was not always discernible
  • And I owe much of my further understanding of Voltaire through his face to an essay invitingly titled Voltaire's Grin by Richard Holmes, the "total immersion" biographer whom I've praised before -- mostly for his work on the interlinked poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. David Tereshchuk: French Claim for Origins of Investigative Journalism
  • The essay is finally delivered and the exhibition is a success. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The essays also stress how important were the dynamics of receiving cultures for the appropriation and interpretation of Christianity.
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