verb (used with object)
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Why would “they” want to crush him just for attempting to buy something twenty years ago?
Congress is attempting to pass the buck on federal funding for education.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
However, it appears it is this very open nature that the Lizard Squad is attempting to exploit.
But we were attempting a deliberate naiveté, a decision to approach these books as if they might have something to teach us.
Government agencies will be attempting to keep a close eye on them, regardless.What the U.S. Can Learn from Europe About Dealing with Terrorists|Scott Beauchamp|December 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We encounter much difficulty in attempting to reduce these various facts to any rule or law.
Attempting to remount, I was as stiff and awkward as an octogenarian, and my restive mule would not stand for a moment.The Secret Service.|Albert D. Richardson
He had been accused of attempting to kill his porter with a dagger, but he had only shown him a crucifix.Letters to an Unknown|Prosper Mrime
In vain do I bring to remembrance my successful acts of temerity on many occasions; I can't think of attempting them now.Dangerous Connections, v. 1, 2, 3, 4|Pierre Choderlos de Laclos
Yet she was apt to find herself at sea in attempting to sympathize with Mrs. Hilary.