verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of endeavor
Related formsen·deav·or·er; especially British, en·deav·our·er, nounpre·en·deav·or, noun
Examples from the Web for endeavouring
“You quite enlighten me on the subject,” observed Oriel Porphyry, endeavouring to suppress a laugh.Lady Eureka, v. 2 (of 3)|Robert Folkestone Williams
Some of them were endeavouring to escape into the woods, and others were hurrying to their canoes.Travels in North America, From Modern Writers|William Bingley
I have been these six years endeavouring to prevail on you to pay your debts, replied the friend.
What was his purpose in endeavouring to deceive Mrs. Preedy?Great Porter Square, v. 1|Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
She had been shot in the breast in two places, and the Abbé Aubert was endeavouring to staunch the blood with his handkerchief.