Like his countrymen in so many fields of endeavor, he was a free agent, not an agent of the state.
It's a different sort of endeavor—less a chronicle of our times, less a monument, more a novel of ideas.
While William Morris apparently puts everything into the pot, endeavor does not.
endeavor execs have long bragged about the handsome packaging fees they generate on television shows like Heroes and Ugly Betty.
And, unlike the 14-year-old endeavor Agency, William Morris was actually, truly, old.
The aristocratic party in England, see this plainly enough, and I do not propose to endeavor to pull the wool over their eyes.
The rapidly failing health of the missionary, rendered it expedient for him to endeavor to return to his friends at Green Bay.
They fade irrevocably out of my mind even now while I speak and endeavor to recall them, and recollect myself.
A moment of this endeavor only showed me that my pursuer was gaining.
The nations will fraternize, they will join hands, and will endeavor to extend the new conditions to all nations of the world.
early 15c., "pains taken to attain an object," literally "in duty," from phrase put (oneself) in dever "make it one's duty" (a partial translation of Old French mettre en deveir "put in duty"), from Old French dever "duty," from Latin debere "to owe" (see debt). One's endeavors meaning one's "utmost effort" is from late 15c.
c.1400; see endeavor (n.). Related: Endeavored; endeavoring.