tries

[ trahyz ]
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noun
  1. plural of try.

verb
  1. third person singular present indicative of try: She tries to be at the head of her class.

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How to use tries in a sentence

  • “No man knows how much he can spend, till he tries,” observed Mr. Weller.

  • Whether his annual expenditure be fifty pounds or fifty thousand, he tries to get his money's worth.

    Glances at Europe | Horace Greeley
  • He will rattle on in Spanish till Herr S. gets desperate, and tries to reduce him to order.

  • She has real pretty manners when she is with them, and really tries not to talk slang.

    Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • And, when she tries to come back from the Devil—well, she's a mass of nerves, and ready to start at a shadow.

    Bella Donna | Robert Hichens