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
  3. I shall endeavour to help it, rather than sit below the Danish Ambassador. – A Journal of the Swedish Embassy in the Years 1653 and 1654, Vol II. by Bulstrode Whitelocke
  4. I shall not endeavour to trace in detail our painful progress down " Twenty- One- Mile." – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  5. Very well, then, I will endeavour to be brief. – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  6. Such has been the endeavour of Ferri in Italy and of Woltmann in Germany, not to mention others. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  7. She, however, found herself compelled to go into the matter, and compelled also to make an endeavour to understand it. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  8. I will then endeavour to explain to you the reasons which make me think that it will be better for us both that our engagement should be at an end. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  9. Mr. Warren has gone to London, to endeavour to get over the difficulty of not having served his rated time; if he does, he is to be third lieutenant. – Memoirs and Correspondence of Admiral Lord de Saumarez, Vol. I by Sir John Ross
  10. If both had been real, and this was the end of men's endeavour- if this were death- if one slipped out in this cur's way, the tail between the legs- why not end it? – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  11. The village appeared to be full of armed men in full war- paint and plumes, so we divided our force into two parties, each cutting round through the forest on both sides of the village, in an endeavour to surprise the enemy. – Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines by H. Wilfrid Walker
  12. Endeavour, also, to learn what passes in the secret committee, which is supposed to be established at St Cloud, and composed of the friends of the First Consul. – Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte, v7 by Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne
  13. I will endeavour to do so, sir. – My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  14. I instinctively felt that this was a man of power, one who would endeavour to make his will law. – Weapons of Mystery by Joseph Hocking
  15. Why should we endeavour to attain that of which the possession cannot be secured? – Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia by Samuel Johnson
  16. A knock at the office- door caused him to start and endeavour to resume his ordinary professional expression and composure as he said, " Come in." – Saved by the Lifeboat by R.M. Ballantyne
  17. His endeavour and study, his affection and desire, is toward a new walk after the Spirit. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  18. " I will endeavour to do as you wish, Miss Abingdon," said Harley, glancing anxiously at the physician. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
  19. In vain did the King endeavour to make these guilty ministers open their mouths. – Eastern Tales by Many Story Tellers by Various