Usage examples for endeavoured

  1. Though he endeavoured not to show it, I am inclined to believe that my father was more touched by his old Minister's visit than he would have liked us to suppose. – Long Live the King by Guy Boothby
  2. Lady Carse endeavoured to make haste; but her limbs would hardly support her. – The Billow and the Rock by Harriet Martineau
  3. I collected all my strength, and endeavoured to raise them up. – The Dominion of the Air by J. M. Bacon
  4. Often he endeavoured to persuade his companions to join him in a policy of active resentment. – The Confessions of a Beachcomber by E J Banfield
  5. He then told me, what I already knew, that he had a very beautiful wife, of whom he was passionately fond; that having on one occasion perceived her kissing a little 'porte feuille', he endeavoured to get possession of it, supposing there was some mystery attached to it. – The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  6. She endeavoured to introduce the pleasant English custom of asking a few congenial spirits to come for a cup of afternoon tea. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton
  7. He endeavoured to disguise under words full of respect, yet not disguise too completely, the sentiments of his heart. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  8. And all the time I endeavoured to spy how it was that he wore it. – The Fixed Period by Anthony Trollope
  9. In a brief conference with Elsa, she endeavoured to prepare the girl's mind for a disastrous ending of her hopes. – The Strong Arm by Robert Barr
  10. Again and again they had endeavoured to induce Max to reveal the hiding- place, but without success. – Long Live the King by Guy Boothby
  11. This necessity brought in its train the varied arrangements of ramp and terrace of which we have endeavoured to give an idea in our restorations. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  12. He brought out the heavy book on philosophy and endeavoured to study. – The Man Thou Gavest by Harriet T. Comstock
  13. Pascal had in vain endeavoured to hold her down. – The Fortune of the Rougons by Emile Zola
  14. I did not find him a very pleasant neighbour; but I held my nose, and endeavoured not to think about the matter. – Twice Lost by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. Indeed, Margaret, I have endeavoured to show that I am. – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  16. It was necessary to appear, and I endeavoured so to do, without creating any alarm. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  17. Salmeron, who was now at the head of the ministry, exerted himself to restore order, and endeavoured to work the republic in a conservative sense. – Spain by Wentworth Webster
  18. Shujaa also endeavoured to extend protection to the head of the house of Sindhia. – Fall-of-the-Moghul-Empire-of-Hindustan by Keene, H. G. (Henry George)
  19. Since I have come to the Senate I have endeavoured to forget all I ever knew about them. – Senator North by Gertrude Atherton