attempt attempt  /ə ˈtɛmpt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
  2. (n) the act of attacking
  3. (v) make an effort or attempt
  4. (v) enter upon an activity or enterprise

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The alleged suicide attempt by the actor, known for his happy-go-lucky characters, shocks the movie industry.
  2. The news has outraged conservatives, who see the proposal as a transparent attempt by Democrats to muzzle talk radio bigwigs like Sean Hannity and Limbaugh.
  3. Slaughterhouse-Five: For Vonnegut, man's worst folly is a persistent attempt to adjust, smoothly, rationally, to the unthinkable.

News

  1. Paris Jackson's Alleged Suicide Attempt: 911 Call Released

    The 911 call placed after Paris Jackson's alleged suicide attempt last week has been released. On the recording, released by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, a woman can be...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: E! Online

  2. Paris Jackson's Alleged Suicide Attempt: A Who's Who of Family Members

    The news of Paris Jackson's alleged suicide attempt has left Hollywood—and the entire Jackson clan—in a state of shock. The 15-year-old is currently recovering at UCLA...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: E! Online

  3. Stocks Stage Recovery Attempt After Initial Sell-Off - U.S. Commentary

    Stocks Stage Recovery Attempt After Initial Sell-Off - U.S. Commentary
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nasdaq

Quotes

  1. "This episode represents a calculated and deliberate attempt to avoid longstanding rules designed to encourage fair play and promote honest competition on the playing field," Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a letter to the Patriots.
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: Roger Goodell Source: Boston Globe

  2. "We do not yet have all the answers about this latest attempt, but those who would slaughter innocent men, women and children must know that the United States will ...... do more than simply strengthen our defenses," Obama said in a brief...
    on Dec 28, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  3. "While the bombs these terrorists attempted to plant tonight were -- unbeknownst to them -- fake, this latest attempt to attack our freedoms shows that the homeland security threats against New York City are sadly all too real," New York Mayor...
    on May 20, 2009 By: Michael Bloomberg Source: Reuters

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