Attemptive

Definitions

  • 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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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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Quotations

  • 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
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    “The shame that arises from praise which we do not deserve often makes us do things we should otherwise never have attempted.”
  • Horace Mann
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    “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.”

Usage

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
He had paid the cost of the last attempt, and might, in a great degree, carry on this present attempt on credit.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
One hundred and eighteenth day, frequent attempts at seizing; following day, grasping gives pleasure (247).
"The Mind of the Child, Part II" by W. Preyer
The French had attempted to plant a colony even earlier.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1-20" by Various
No one dared risk his life in attempted rescue, for the river swarmed with crocodiles.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Heretofore he had rarely attempted the drawing of a face or figure except in miniature and as details of a larger scene.
"The "Genius"" by Theodore Dreiser
Ayala, so instigated, had made her attempt.
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope
Work your way close to him, draw a knife and make a clumsy attempt to stab him.
"The Return of Tharn" by Howard Carleton Browne
The first attempts to introduce Christianity undoubtedly came from Germany.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2" by Various
Public opinion has successfully resisted all similar attempts.
"The Modern Woman's Rights Movement" by Kaethe Schirmacher
My friends, many of them, strongly objected to any attempt to pursue the study of medicine on this very account.
"Forty Years in the Wilderness of Pills and Powders" by William A. Alcott
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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.
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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
For a recent attempt to consider higher-order effects of the slow-roll parameters in a perturbative approach, thus going beyond the ansatz made in eq. (23), see .
Inflationary spectra in generalized gravity: Unified forms
Although in most cases the integration method has been applied to continuous eigenvalue distributions, several authors have made attempts to evaluate the correlation functions on discrete measures[19, 20, 21, 22].
Vicious Random Walkers and a Discretization of Gaussian Random Matrix Ensembles
In this paper, we make an attempt to clarify the relationship between lattice models and continuum Dirac fermions, reconcile some inconsistent results in the previous studies, and thereby give a whole perspective for the localization problem of the chiral models.
Singular Density of States of Disordered Dirac Fermions in the Chiral Models
Continuing in that line, we present here a study, that attempts to understand and quantify the effects of magnetic buoyancy on the solar dynamo.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
In the present study we do not make any attempts at matching solar observations, rather, the emphasis is on understanding the effects of incorporating magnetic buoyancy.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
The present work is an attempt to unify some of these generalizations, and to fill in some gaps, with the goal of finding future applications.
Clifford correspondence for algebras
This postulate, being very convenient for differential geometry techniques, is the main source of divergences in quantum field theory and difficulties with attempts to quantize the metrics itself.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
Double scaling limit is an (nonrigorous) attempt to overcome this difficulty.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
There are many attempts to formulate and solve this problem (however, an extreme optimism in some physical papers always changed with more moderate attitude).
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
However, in all attempts to construct unified theory, including gravity, even exact hypothesis are lacking.
Gibbs and Quantum Discrete Spaces
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