endeavour

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v endeavour attempt by employing effort "we endeavor to make our customers happy"
    • n endeavour earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something "made an effort to cover all the reading material","wished him luck in his endeavor","she gave it a good try"
    • n endeavour a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness) "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n endeavour See endeavor.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Endeavour en-dev′ur to strive to accomplish an object: to attempt or try
    • v.t Endeavour to attempt
    • n Endeavour an exertion of power towards some object: attempt or trial
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Usage

In literature:

I laid this letter before the Emperor, and endeavoured in vain to make him sensible of the treachery.
"Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II" by Pierre Antoine Edouard Fleury de Chaboulon
That island was accordingly to be the first destination of the Endeavour.
"Captain Cook" by W.H.G. Kingston
Would not England, then, endeavour to stop the formation of this reactionary league?
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
In a spirit of true humility she endeavoured to think how she might endeavour to do the best.
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
In this game, a person is blindfolded, and endeavours to catch any one of the players, who, if caught, is blindfolded and takes his place.
"The Book of Sports:" by William Martin
In this state of mind he endeavoured to drive the thoughts of Gertrudis out of his head: by saying to himself that he had never loved her!
"The Tiger Hunter" by Mayne Reid
She had sense enough not to despise her father, and was good enough to endeavour to make life bearable to her mother.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
I endeavoured to dodge him by putting some of my fellow prisoners between us.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
It was a futile thing indeed for this poet-prince to endeavour to forget the woman he loved!
"A German Pompadour" by Marie Hay
The desirable harbour was reached on the 17th of June, at the mouth of a current which Cook called Endeavour River.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Bertram and Harcourt remained together, and Bertram endeavoured to induce Wilkinson to stay with them.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
May my labours be accepted as an endeavour to atone for some of the evil we cause here.
"Hopes and Fears scenes from the life of a spinster" by Charlotte M. Yonge
More than once M. Guizot endeavoured, but in vain, to persuade the Superior to accept the Cross of the Legion of Honour.
"The Quarterly Review, Volume 162, No. 324, April, 1886" by Various
While so employed, a turkey endeavoured to share the meal with him.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
If you do not take it, I will endeavour to forget that I gave it you.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
This demand was accompanied by an endeavour to obtain compensation for the King of Sardinia.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
He was endeavouring to tempt me with his flocks and herds.
"The Fixed Period" by Anthony Trollope
I endeavoured to recall what Belloc had said.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
It is perhaps unwise to endeavour to make a child happy too soon.
"Toilers of the Sea" by Victor Hugo
I have endeavoured hitherto to digress as little as possible in my recollections, though their very nature made it difficult.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
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In poetry:

Stoop to my endeavour,
O my love, and be
Only and for ever
Sun and stars to me.
"While The West Is Paling" by William Ernest Henley
"God, that wast Supreme, or ever
Orus, or Osiris, saw;
God, with whom is no endeavour,
But thy will eternal law:
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
IN the strength of the endeavour,
In the temper of the giver,
In the loving of the lover,
Lies the hidden recompense.
"Compensation " by Annie Adams Fields
WHEN maidens such as Hester die
Their place ye may not well supply,
Though ye among a thousand try
With vain endeavour.
"Hester" by Charles Lamb
Young and old fled from her ever
Waving off her proffered grace,
Thwarting each divine endeavour,
Trembling still before her face;
"Sorrow" by Walter Richard Cassels
Upon some distant hill. Theirs be the meed
Which song
Gives unto those who wrestle on with deed,
And high endeavour for the end of wrong.
"The Veiled Memnon" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

The Space Shuttle Endeavour gets checked out Tuesday at its new home in the California Science Center.
Endeavour Unveiled to Public in Los Angeles.
Shuttle Endeavour exhibit opens in L.A. Crews work on Endeavour as it is parked along its journey to its retirement home.
Endeavour 's Final Flight.
The California Story gallery will also feature components that flew into space with Endeavour , which guests can see up close, such as Endeavour 's potty, galley and the tires from STS-134, Endeavour 's final mission.
Also on display is Endeavour 's zero-gravity toilet.
Endeavour 's final journey to L.A. Near the rear of the shuttle, there are about a dozen tiles that were damaged during Endeavour 's 25th and final mission, revealing what looks like Styrofoam underneath.
Mark Kelly, who commanded Endeavour 's last mission.
For anyone who has not seen this, a truly beautiful extended-play video of the space shuttle Endeavour 's final flyover across Southern California last month.
How the Endeavour 's last flight looked, from above.
Endeavour - Friday, Oct 26 at 10p on WOSU TV.
Endeavour reminds of US aviation history.
SOC volunteers capture 'Shuttle Endeavour 's Final Journey'.
Space Shuttle Endeavour 's Trip Through Los Angeles In 26 Seconds.
The Space Shuttle Endeavour navigated its way through the streets of L.A over the weekend, on its way from Los Angeles International Airport to the California Science Center.
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In science:

The authors have endeavoured to report the historical facts of the development of the sub ject as best as they can obtain them, but undoubtedly there will be some errors and omissions in this work.
The History of Astrophysics in Antarctica
To complement these immediate endeavours there has also been R&D on muon cooling related to future neutrino factories Fermilab has been a ma jor player in the construction of the interaction region magnets for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is being constructed at CERN in Europe.
Looking to the Future: A Fermilab Viewpoint
The endeavours to accomplish this step took still longer — and, rigorously speaking, they haven’t come to an end even today.
Vacuum Fluctuations, Geometric Modular Action and Relativistic Quantum Information Theory
However, before starting this endeavour, it might be useful to give a quick overview of what happens in the case of IIA string theory instead.
Supersymmetric Gauge Theories from String Theory
QG experimentally at present fascilities may turn out to be a worthwhile endeavour.
CPT and Quantum Mechanics Tests with Kaons
Although there are many national VO pro jects, each working in a specific context with its own goals, strongly dependent on the local funding agencies, the VO is a world-wide, global endeavour, and all pro jects work together in the International Virtual Observatory Alliance (IVOA), which was formed in 2001.
Astronomical Data Management
The analyses endeavour to produce evidence to reject the null hypothesis.
Effects of Selection Logging on Rainforest Productivity
This series of review papers endeavours to critically and comprehensively review all types of surface fire spread models developed since 1990.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
This series of review papers endeavours to comprehensively and critically review the extensive range of modelling work that has been conducted in recent years.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present, 1: Physical and quasi-physical models
This series of review papers endeavours to critically and comprehensively review all types of surface fire spread models developed since 1990.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
This series of review papers endeavours to comprehensively and critically review the extensive range of modelling work that has been conducted in recent years.
A review of wildland fire spread modelling, 1990-present 2: Empirical and quasi-empirical models
However, it should be stressed that an improved measurement of the CMB spectrum would nevertheless be a worthwhile endeavour, for two reasons.
Effects of CMB temperature uncertainties on cosmological parameter estimation
We shall, in what follows, endeavour to discover some relations between this function, and the density of the electricity in the mass or masses producing it, and apply the relations thus obtained, to the theory of electricity.
An Essay on the Application of mathematical Analysis to the theories of Electricity and Magnetism
Lastly, let us endeavour to determine the law of the distribution of the electric fluid, when in equilibrium on a very thin spherical shell, in which there is a small circular orifice.
An Essay on the Application of mathematical Analysis to the theories of Electricity and Magnetism
The whole endeavour of finding new quantum algorithms was very hard and often frustrating.
Quantum Algorithms
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