• She bust her old sides in the attempt
    She bust her old sides in the attempt
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Attemptive Disposed to attempt; adventurous.
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Artistic Attempts Artistic Attempts

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The spray WD-40 got its name because there were forty attempts needed before the creation of the "water displacing" substance
    • attemptive Ready to attempt; enterprising; venturous. Daniel.
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  • Stewart E. White
    Stewart E. White
    “Do not attempt to do a thing unless you are sure of yourself; but do not relinquish it simply because someone else is not sure of you.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “The shame that arises from praise which we do not deserve often makes us do things we should otherwise never have attempted.”
  • Horace Mann
    “A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.”
  • Sir John Denham
    Sir John Denham
    “Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation.”
  • William Van Horne
    William Van Horne
    “Nothing is to small to know, and nothing too big to attempt.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “There is merit in the attempt, and a whole lot accomplished along the way.”


In literature:

I did not attempt to argue any further.
"Sixteen Months in Four German Prisons" by Henry Charles Mahoney
Primitive as was this costume, there was, nevertheless, an attempt here and there at decoration.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
I once more resumed my attempt.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
He did not attempt to speak.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
An attempt to do so might stop it altogether.
"Modern Skepticism: A Journey Through the Land of Doubt and Back Again" by Joseph Barker
The fortune of this attempt had a most important bearing upon his movements, and will now be narrated.
"Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War" by Various
The English at once began as usual to attack our flanks, but they did not attempt to get round our wings.
"Three Years' War" by Christiaan Rudolf de Wet
His attempt to lure Adam to his Fall is vain, nor is he more successful the first time with Eve.
"The Growth of English Drama" by Arnold Wynne
All attempts to maintain a balance of power between the European countries were from time to time jeopardized by various developments.
"Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights" by Kelly Miller
The French were likewise baffled in their attempt upon Catalonia, where the duke de Noailles had taken Campredon in the month of May.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett

In poetry:

Heav'n's promises so fix'dly stand,
Ingrav'd with an immortal pen,
In great Immanuel's mighty hand,
All hell's attempts to raze are vain.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. IV." by Ralph Erskine
Nor house, nor lands, nor gold, nor gain,
Attempt by cheating to obtain:
Such covetous desires are quite
A fraud in the Almighty's sight.
"Advice, Concerning The Government Of Our Thoughts" by Rees Prichard
Should a shoal of small fry
Attempt to draw nigh,
With a flap of his tail,
Th' imperial whale
Makes them pay for their rashness, and die.
"Two Songs" by Sir John Carr
'Twill be for us a burning shame,
If we do not attempt, e'er long,
To master and to learn the same,
Since now 'tis in our mother's tongue.
"Advice To Hear, And To Read, The Word Of God" by Rees Prichard
My soul, no more attempt to draw
Thy life and comfort from the law;
Fly to the hope the gospel gives;
The man that trusts the promise lives.
"Hymn 121" by Isaac Watts
'Aha — now I can see her!
Stand aside:
Don't thrust her from the table
Where, meek-eyed,
She makes attempt with matron-manners to preside.
"The Re-Enactment" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Rob Gilley attempts to differentiate between the mildy offensive and truly sinister sides of surfing.
Deely completed 11 of 19 attempts passing for 300 yards.
As with most hostage- barricades , after the initial flurry of activity the San Rafael situation eventually settled into a waiting game with the Crisis Negotiation Team (CNT) attempting to negotiate a safe resolution.
Conroe police are responding to an attempted robbery just before 5 pm Thursday at Wachovia Bank on West Davis, Montgomery County Police Reporter says in a developing story on its website.
The Hazel Green High School baseball field will have its grand opening Saturday, despite vandalism attempts.
Big bass drum will attempt to fly over Lake Michigan.
They will attempt to fly it over Lake Michigan on Saturday.
Articles have explored how some parents spend upward of six or seven figures in an attempt to make their children's bar and bat mitzvah s the extravaganza of the year.
Bay window broken at STS Tire in Clinton in burglary attempt.
CLINTON — A bay window at STS Tire and Auto on Old Highway 22 was broken and a thief or thieves attempted to enter the establishment.
Bay window broken at STS Tire in Clinton in burglary attempt.
PHOENIX, Arizona, August 28 AFTER the critical and commercial failure that was Swimfan, Hollywood is making another attempt at making a feature film about swimming.
It's time for another installment of the Book Rat Project, the sustained experiment in which a book critic (my Phoenix colleague Eugenia Williamson ) attempts to act as a human algorithm for a willing subject ( me ).
Restaurant chain attempting to attract more women.
Remarkably, Weiss is attempting her herculean feat while labouring 40 hours a week at her regular bookkeeping job for a real estate company.

In science:

Thus, there was the attempt to quantize the time .
Quantum Zeno-like effect due to competing decoherence mechanisms
After initial attempts at keeping exact account of these assumptions resulted in cumbersome mantra recited before every statement, I decided to indicate their necessity by a simple (LC) in the wording of the lemmas.
Countable Support Iteration Revisited
We now attempt to find the spatial scaling solution for Φ(ξ ).
Transition from random to ordered fractals in fragmentation of particles in an open system
We now attempt to see the role of β on the system.
Transition from random to ordered fractals in fragmentation of particles in an open system
It is worth mentioning that the theory of weakly interacting Bose gases born well before the observation of BEC in trapped gases, as an attempt to explain the behavior of superfluid helium.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids