He smooths the path by which he is to proceed, and endeavours to root out all its thorns.
My first endeavours met with what I thought was considerable success.
Finally, Von Hartmann endeavours to establish the fact of a certain logical order in religious development, a progress.
Bentham, in his last chapter, endeavours to answer this problem.
In their endeavours to enrich themselves they forgot that they were only preparing the way for their ultimate destruction.
Not by any ministry of his own creation; his own endeavours will be impotent.
If vice at any time appears to us in an engaging dress, it is occasioned by overlooking the deformities it endeavours to hide.
They were to watch for this rope, and use all their endeavours to catch it.
It has constituted itself judge; condemns what is condemnable, resists violence, endeavours to enlighten the masses.
Adah joins in his entreaties, and endeavours to cling to the sides of the vessel.
early 15c., "pains taken to attain an object," literally "in duty," from phrase put (oneself) in dever "make it one's duty" (a partial translation of Old French mettre en deveir "put in duty"), from Old French dever "duty," from Latin debere "to owe" (see debt). One's endeavors meaning one's "utmost effort" is from late 15c.
c.1400; see endeavor (n.). Related: Endeavored; endeavoring.