Usage examples for attempted

  1. No one so far as I know has attempted to do the thing that way, and my own theory is best developed by another method. – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  2. She attempted to give him a little shake, with the result that she shook only herself. – The Mayor of Warwick by Herbert M. Hopkins
  3. Margaret had attempted to raise her thick veil, but Millicent refused to let her. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  4. With this terrible weapon he struck down all who attempted to force a passage into the fortress. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling