Usage examples for Undertook

  1. It happened at this time that the famous, wealthy prince, Radziwill, the favorite of the king, undertook a great journey to see divers lands, as is the custom of noblemen. – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  2. But I mean to show you that this girl didn't walk back to any dead easy job when she undertook Tom. – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  3. And yet when he undertook to make this fourth visit to the cottage, he had done so with the intention of allowing himself a little more time for judgment. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  4. Happening to mention this to Huxley, he at once undertook to go to Lyell in my place, and he did so on the morning following his lecture. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  5. We are not either of us quite young; what we undertook we could carry through. – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. They, on their part, undertook to smooth the road to the best of their ability. – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  7. If he could get a piece of work done by a certain time he undertook to do it, and if not, he would not cheat, but said so in advance. – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy
  8. But the cold fit came on when he undertook to perform his promises. – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  9. A married couple living in the neighbourhood undertook to do so. – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer
  10. That if you undertook to manufacture any article for him, he might rely upon its being done according to agreement. – Lessons in Life, For All Who Will Read Them by T. S. Arthur
  11. We gladly undertook the duty, having little doubt of what he would like to do. – With Axe and Rifle by W.H.G. Kingston
  12. He undertook to be mighty sweet with our Susan one while, but ever sence he's been talkin' religion with Myrtle Hazard he's let us alone. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. Frank undertook to keep Chicken Little from measuring her length on the ice- no small task for the child was ambitious and daring. – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie
  14. Many undertook to write the history of Orpheus; the principal of whom were Zopurus of Heraclea, Prodicus Chius, Epigenes, and Herodorus. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) by Jacob Bryant
  15. Before daylight l'Encuerado awoke us, when, after taking our bearings, he undertook to be our guide. – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  16. When the refugees began to pour in by the thousands, and when it became apparent that the Government intended to let them starve, the better citizens undertook an effort at relief; but times were hard, food was scarce, and prices high. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  17. However she resigned herself to the journey- indeed, when the time came she undertook it more carelessly than she had undertaken the venture of Marlingate. – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  18. By his side lived Govinda, his shadow, walked the same paths, undertook the same efforts. – Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  19. Chickango and the two boys undertook to set off for the latter object, while Stanley and I went out with our guns into the woods. – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  20. This I undertook to give. – The Making of a Country Parish by Harlow S. (Harlow Spencer) Mills