attempted attempted  /ə ˈtɛmp təd/


  • (adj) tried unsuccessfully


  1. Padilla went on to rack up a grim but not exceptional rap sheet of adult crimesranging from assault to unlawful carrying of weapons to the attempted theft of a doughnut.
  2. But the attempted bombing was foiled.
  3. But on the night of March 3, 1991, Koon was one of the four officers who attempted to arrest Rodney King after a high-speed chase.


  1. Attempted Murder-Suicide in Ingleside Shocks Neighbors

    An attempted murder suicide in Ingleside has stunned an otherwise quiet neighborhood, and at this point, police are not sure what led to the violence. Neighbors are shocked, surprised, and saddened; saying they never saw any red flags or any signs that there were any problems between this husband and wife; identified by neighbors as James and Jerry Wolfshohl, believed to be in their 60's.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KIII Corpus Christi

  2. Attempted-murder suspect tracked down in Bishop

    FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013 – An investigation into an alleged attempted murder Thursday night resulted in the arrest of Chad Smith, 40, of Wilkerson, at a Bishop residence Friday afternoon.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Inyo Register

  3. Attempted Murder Suspect Arrested in Douglas

    A suspect wanted by the Denver Police Department on an outstanding warrant for attempted murder and 1st degree aggravated assault with a weapon was taken into custody in Wyoming after being stopped by
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Douglas Budget


  1. "All those involved in the attempted act of terrorism on Christmas must know: you too will be held to account," Obama said.
    on Jan 2, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Guardian

  2. "He was my closest and most valuable adviser while I served as president. I respected him and attempted in every way to remain in his good graces," Carter said. "He was a giant among legislators, and was courageous in espousing controversial...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Parkersburg 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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