Attempt in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Attempt

To try. | (obsolete) To try to move, by entreaty, by afflictions, or by temptations; to tempt. | (archaic) To try to win, subdue, or overcome.

Short Example Sentences for Attempt

  • 1. Gray did not attempt to answer him. 🔊
  • 2. Gray made no attempt to answer him just then. 🔊
  • 3. Ah, why will you attempt to comfort me? 🔊
  • 4. Harding made no attempt to take the paper. 🔊
  • 5. Some attempt of the kind is clearly needed. 🔊
  • 6. It was in vain to attempt to withstand his authority. 🔊
  • 7. I suppose it is an attempt to levy black-mail. 🔊
  • 8. There had never been an attempt at robbery in the station before. 🔊
  • 9. He did not attempt to analyse either his motive or his emotions. 🔊
  • 10. An Attempt to reduce Avian Season Flight to Law. 🔊
  • 11. Indeed, it is not even an attempt at argument or rational criticism. 🔊
  • 12. A second and stronger attempt from the same quarter met with absolute defeat. 🔊
  • 13. Every attempt to capture, surprise, or blockade him has been in vain. 🔊
  • 14. She left the room, waving back Lessingham's attempt to open the door for her. 🔊

How to use Attempt in Sentences?

  • 1. And do they always fail in their attempt to be thought just, when they are not? 🔊
  • 2. Let us see how he has succeeded in his attempt to accomplish this great object. 🔊
  • 3. Between the entrance and exit some attempt at ornamenting the old building had been made. 🔊
  • 4. One cannot help thinking largely because they made little attempt to save themselves. 🔊
  • 5. The public will accept a masterpiece, but it will not accept an attempt to write a masterpiece. 🔊
  • 6. Then we must not attempt to attribute to not-being number either in the singular or plural? 🔊
  • 7. In a moment he was at the inner oaken door; it resisted his attempt to open it. 🔊
  • 8. I went to his house yesterday (my third attempt to see him), but he had left town. 🔊
  • 9. It would be a strange boldness in me which would attempt the task when I see you thus discomfited. 🔊
  • 10. The construction of a Theodicy, not an attempt to solve mysteries, but to dissipate absurdities. 🔊
  • 11. The attempt of Leibnitz to show that the scheme of necessity does not make God the author of sin. 🔊
  • 12. Leibnitz has certainly committed a very great oversight in this attempt to account for the origin of evil. 🔊
  • 13. To myself, his manner was precisely that of a man who does not attempt to conceal his contempt for one whom he has duped. 🔊
  • 14. Or was there some deeper purpose, some serious attempt to learn the truth beneath her casual question? 🔊
  • 15. I gathered my scattered wits and started to make some attempt at conversation, but the man with the shoulder-straps forestalled me. 🔊
  • 16. The attempt of Edwards to reconcile the scheme of necessity with the reality of moral distinctions. 🔊
  • 17. But he did not attempt to let go his grasp, and Harding stretched out his other hand and laid it on his shoulder. 🔊
  • 18. Again, in every process of reflection we seem to require a standing ground, and in the attempt to obtain a complete analysis we lose all fixedness. 🔊
  • 19. He had been trying to mount the horse by his unaided efforts, and had given up the attempt in despair just before Gray woke. 🔊
  • 20. In his attempt to reconcile the free-agency of man with the divine perfections, Descartes deceives himself by a false analogy. 🔊
  • 21. The attempt of Leibnitz to show that the scheme of necessity does not make God the author of sin. 🔊