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Definitions of trying

  1.   The testing.
  2.   hard to endure; " fell upon trying times"
  3.   Making trial or proof of: adapted to try: searching: severe.
  4.   Annoying; hard to bear; difficult; severe.
  5.   Acting as a test, as to one's patience or principles.
  6.   extremely irritating to the nerves; " nerve- racking noise"; " the stressful days before a war"; " a trying day at the office"
  7.   Putting to the proof; examining by a test; straining; endeavouring.
  8.   Adapted to try; put to severe trial.
  9.   Adapted to try, or put to severe trial; severe; afflictive; as, a trying occasion or position.
  10.   Testing severely; hard to endure.
  11.   of Try

Quotes of trying

  1. Oh, who am I trying to kid? It's a madhouse. The minute those cameras go off, things just explode, everyone is just at each other in one way or another, in closets or cat fights here and there. It's nuts. You know, I can't be a part of it. – Richard Dean Anderson
  2. I've always wanted to introduce hip -hop filmmaking to film. There's hip -hop art, dance, music, but there really isn't hip -hop film. So I was trying to do that. – Darren Aronofsky
  3. I like that sense of we're all on the same page and trying to get the job done. – Peabo Bryson
  4. Coldplay are just four friends trying to make great music. – Will Champion
  5. I remember when my mother pointed to a stone, and she said this was the kind of stone people used to place on the feet of the baby girls to stop them trying to climb away and unbind their feet. – Jung Chang
  6. When I started really singing I was 17, 18 years old. I used to go around trying to be a singer in the Bronx. My knees would shake but I learned by doing. – Dominic Chianese
  7. If you're trying to please everyone, then you're not going to make anything that is honestly yours, I don't think, in the long run. – Viggo Mortensen
  8. The most important thing for small businesses is getting the economy back on its feet. That- the key driver of small business activity is demand for their product, and that is what we are trying to do, getting the economy back on its feet. That's far more important than other factors. – Peter Orszag
  9. I think I started out trying to be very objective about the flow of the play. – James Rado
  10. It was an interesting process trying to get Bob to talk about the film because he's such a shy person. He generally likes to talk when he really knows he has something to say. – Jay Roach
  11. Men do not fail; they give up trying – Elihu Root
  12. It was trying to break down the stereotypes and it was the kind of thing where, for the first time, women were on a par and not seen as just objects. Though girls were objectified still. – Siouxsie Sioux
  13. When part of what you're trying to get at is the truth hidden under a taboo, or when you want to nail a hypocrisy, laughter is a very useful tool. I want to show the painful side of existence, but there is no question I also want to make people laugh. – Todd Solondz
  14. The average comedian is kind of an observer looking at everyday things that everyone could relate to and then trying to find the exaggeration in those things. – Aries Spears
  15. We got a little waylaid along the way. The whole problem started about 10 years ago with management and legal battles, then still trying to make albums while I was doing all of that. – Pat Travers

Usage examples for trying

  1. Yes; trying to put it all on to us. ” – Burr Junior by G. Manville Fenn
  2. I've been trying so hard. ” – The Road to Understanding by Eleanor H. Porter
  3. If you are trying to get something out of me you are going the wrong way about it, aren't you? ” – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory
  4. Poor me- I have given up trying to be understood. ” – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  5. I've been trying myself to think of something. ” – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
  6. I'm not trying to do anything ... ” – Man of Many Minds by E. Everett Evans
  7. “ " I was trying to find out something about Dillon's case," he said. ” – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  8. “ I should not wonder if he were to come here, trying to see her." ” – The Tenants of Malory Volume 1 of 3 by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  9. Would you mind trying that again, Athalie? ” – Quick Action by Robert W. Chambers
  10. “ " I am trying to," I said. ” – The Maids of Paradise by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
  11. Then, I'm trying to tell you all I may. ” – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  12. “ He's trying to talk and he's nearly gone." ” – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  13. She was trying it on. ” – Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  14. It's no use trying to be a gentleman if you can't pay for it. ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  15. Trying to make my way to you. ” – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn
  16. That she is trying to turn your head. ” – Zibeline, Complete by Phillipe de Massa Last Updated: March 2, 2009
  17. Has this man been trying to make love to you? ” – The Simpkins Plot by George A. Birmingham
  18. You sure you ain't trying to hold anything out on me? ” – The Further Adventures of Jimmie Dale by Frank L. Packard
  19. At least it is just tea- time, but that was not why I was trying to find you. ” – The Eagle's Nest by S. E. Cartwright
  20. “ I was trying to see him in London. ” – The Captives by Hugh Walpole

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