try for

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v try for make an attempt at achieving something "She tried for the Olympics"
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Quotations

  • Jean Paul Richter
    Jean%20Paul%20Richter
    “Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.”
  • Sirach
    Sirach
    “For gold is tried in the fire and acceptable men in the furnace of adversity.”
  • Jean Kerr
    Jean Kerr
    “Even though a number of people have tried, no one has ever found a way to drink for a living.”
  • Herbert B. Swope
    Herbert B. Swope
    “I cannot give the formula for success, but I can give you the formula of failure -- which is try to please everybody.”
  • Horace
    Horace
    “To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it; those who have, fear it.”
  • Marguerite Duras
    Marguerite%20Duras
    “The house a woman creates is a Utopia. She can't help it -- can't help trying to interest her nearest and dearest not in happiness itself but in the search for it.”

Usage

In literature:

I shall try for fire directly.
"As It Was in the Beginning" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Last guy tried to stop him was out of classes for three days.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
The first piece of wood he tried for the bow broke.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
Now let's try to study up a plan for gettin' out of this place.
"Messenger No. 48" by James Otis
At least half of the freshman class had elected to try for a place on the team.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman" by Pauline Lester
Missile designers have been trying for years to create interceptors which capture enemy missiles.
"Talents, Incorporated" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Cora tried hard for the school crew, but Miss Etching turned her back to the second boat for another year.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
He hadn't yet tried for any of the radioactives except radium.
"Anything You Can Do ..." by Gordon Randall Garrett
Sometimes they departed from this formation, one or another trying towards the flank for shallower water.
"The Boy Slaves" by Mayne Reid
Don Jose appears there too, trying for the last time to regain his bride.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
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In poetry:

Year after year for me she prays,
And tries her child to save;
I've almost brought her gray hairs down
In sorrow to the grave.
"Signing The Pledge" by Frances Ellen Watkins
"The grace and favor else denied
May well be granted for thy sake."
So, tempted, doubting, sorely tried,
A younger pilgrim spake.
"Between The Gates" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Long loved, long tried, long spared as they,
Unlike in this alone,
That, by Thy grace, our hearts shall stay
For evermore Thine own."
"Eighteenth Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
In the midst of the word he was trying to say,
In the midst of his laughter and glee,
He had softly and suddenly vanished away—-
For the Snark was a Boojum, you see.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
For I have suffered loss and grievous pain,
The hurts of hatred and the world's disdain,
And wounds so deep that love, well-tried and pure,
Had not the pow'r to ease them or to cure.
"When All Is Done" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Oh! my kind father, you will surely try and save
These poor souls from a cold and watery grave;
Oh! I cannot sit to see them perish before mine eyes,
And, for the love of heaven, do not my pleading despise!
"Grace Darling or "The Wreck of the Forfarshire"" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Sunday was her fifth year doing the Tri for a Cure in South Portland.
He's not about to let a little sickness keep him from trying for a fourth.
1990s TV stars try for comebacks.
Renwood Winery a must-try for zinfandel lovers.
COURTESY PHOTO Robert P Walsh, 52, said he has been trying for 30 years to find a job where he can use his college degrees and the last four years haven't helped.
Bill Clinton says his daughter Chelsea and son-in-law Marc Mezvinsky are trying for a baby, according to our spies.
Boise State tries for share of MWC title at Nevada.
"I think I tried to compensate for not being a citizen by just trying to do my best," he said.
The woman on the phone said that she and some like-minded folks had been trying for a year to volunteer at the Johnston County animal shelter in Smithfield.
Landlord Leo DiCaprio has turned seller and is trying for a buyer for his $23-million view in gated Malibu Colony.
With this deadlock, prosecutors must decide whether to abandon the case — or try for a new trial.
Cavanaugh, on her third try for statewide office, denied Jan Cook a fifth term in PSC Place 1.
Negotiators tried for several hours to get the suspect to surrender.
He is being tried for the assault of an elderly woman in Leon County in 2009.
Into a family that once included a 17th-century Salem woman tried for witchcraft.
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In science:

Before trying to solve equations (8,9) for specific choices of wd and k , we will give general expressions for the number X (t) of vertices which are covered by the algorithm.
Dynamics of heuristic optimization algorithms on random graphs
One can also try to use the same approach used in this wok for the construction of C.S. for other particular algebras of Aq .
On The Construction of Generalized Coherent States for Generalized Harmonic Oscillators
Finally, it should be clear what goes wrong when one tries to use local weak convergence approach for random K-SAT problem, for example along the lines of Theorem 1.
Linear Phase Transition in Random Linear Constraint Satisfaction Problem
Here also, one might try adding for more general algebras a condition such as keaek > kak − ε for a prespecified nonzero positive element a in the finite set F .
Crossed products by finite cyclic group actions with the tracial Rokhlin property
They again try to estimate the nonlinear I -V exponent a, (V ∝ I a ) below the KT transition for a 2D Josephson junction array from the slope of ln V versus ln I for small I .
Scaling determination of the nonlinear I-V characteristics for 2D superconducting networks
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