verb (used with object)
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OTHER WORDS FROM essayes·say·er, nounpre·es·say, verb (used without object)un·es·sayed, adjectivewell-es·sayed, adjective
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He was essaying portraiture as a side line and he was anxious for good opportunities to practice.The "Genius"|Theodore Dreiser
She could not but anticipate much from that genius which was just essaying to unfold itself in the sun.Victor Hugo: His Life and Works|G. Barnett Smith
Which makes three, observed Mr. Bumble, essaying a stroke of facetiousness.Oliver Twist, Vol. III (of 3)|Charles Dickens
The Germans held it and the French, in essaying the task of wresting it from them, invited American detachments to lend a hand.
The American, essaying a shot, remarked that he had killed a bug with his cue.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken