The second path for the GOP—attempting to bring down the economy—is a clear and present possibility.
A passenger sitting in front of him was attempting to sneak photos of Cooper on his iPhone.
Changing the losing culture of one company is difficult enough; Jeffrey Smisek is attempting two.
Or perhaps it is simply too convenient a PR tool in attempting to place all of the onus on one side.
A group of researchers is attempting to tackle this problem head one.
In the meantime the corporal had been picked up, and the men were attempting to recover him.
A low murmur; a stir, as if some one was attempting to get through the hedge.
The wounded buffalo ran on to the border of the next marsh, and, in attempting to cross, fell headlong down the steep bank.
I asked, attempting to get myself in hand by the calculated use of sympathy.
Most amateurs are deterred from attempting to manufacture it, and so have to content themselves with only the simplest pieces.
1530s, from attempt (v.). Meaning "effort to accomplish something by violence" is from 1580s, especially as an assault on someone's life.