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Definitions of endeavour

  1. To make an attempt to gain; to try to effect or achieve. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To make it our duty to do a thing; to exert strength either of body or mind for the accomplishment of a purpose; to attempt; to try. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3. Exertion of one's ability, physical or intellectual, toward the attainment of an object; effort; exertion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. An exertion of strength, physical or mental, towards some end; effort; an attempt. I shall do my endeavour, implying duty, means, I shall make an effort. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for endeavour

  1. Every sincere endeavour to express or to realise Christianity in a system or in a church becomes respectable so soon as you know how to discover in it, under formulas however strange and practices however gross, some effects of the Christian principle or some signs of its presence. – Outlines of a Philosophy of Religion based on Psychology and History by Auguste Sabatier
  2. She made no endeavour to disguise her voice. – The Quest of the Sacred Slipper by Sax Rohmer
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