verb (used with object)
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After multiple attempts to reach city officials and urge them not to delete the records we sought, Ivey said she was working on the request.
After VOSD’s story published, the city attorney’s office went back through its records and found past discussions about an attempt to repeal that section of the municipal code.SDPD Says it Will Stop Enforcing Seditious Language Law|Kate Nucci|August 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
County Supervisor Kristin Gaspar is running against Ikhrata and SANDAG in general, and their attempts to deprioritize highway spending in favor of transit specifically.
Likewise, since every person’s ballot has a unique bar code, the system catches any attempt to vote twice by requesting additional ballots.GOP Chair Who Called Mail Voting ‘Fraught With Danger’ Voted by Mail 22 Straight Times|Andrew Keatts|August 10, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Another hour into his attempt to get a test, Price realized that he just couldn’t wait any longer.Which Cities Have The Biggest Racial Gaps In COVID-19 Testing Access?|Soo Rin Kim|July 22, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
It was the year that Kim Kardashian attempted to break the Internet with hers.Year of the Butt: How the Booty Changed the World in 2014|Kevin Fallon|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The risk to his life was great enough that he had to flee Munich when Hitler attempted to seize power in November 1923.
After he allegedly unloaded on the cops, Brinsley attempted to make a getaway to a nearby subway.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish|M.L. Nestel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a cafe in Sydney, Australia came under siege by a hostage-taking gunman on Monday, those nearby attempted to flee the area.
That statistic is based on a survey that includes attempted forced kissing as sexual assault.
Some of the alarm returned, however, when the creature attempted to climb up by his own ladder.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
It was one day when a student from the Stuttgardt conservatory attempted to play the Sonata Appassionata.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
One little girl attempted to smell at the trees in a drawing and pretended to feed some pictorial dogs.Children's Ways|James Sully
Joseph, with his liberal ideas, had attempted to free the people from clerical thraldom.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
None the less it is the most nearly true of all the broad generalizations that can be attempted in regard to mankind.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice|Stephen Leacock