At last he stopped and began to scrub his forehead against the rough bark of a tree, endeavoring to remove the bandage.
"Ah—good-morning, Mr. Pulcifer," said Galusha, endeavoring to open the gate.
He spread false reports among the tribes that the military authorities were endeavoring to make the natives slaves.
He was endeavoring to sell a small share of his claim at a large price.
One life, one love, is the Christian idea, and into this sluice or mold it has been endeavoring to compress the whole world.
"Take my purse," whispered O'Kelly, endeavoring to slip it into my hand as he spoke.
Many a hero has perished in endeavoring to solve the Sphinx-like riddle of northern lands and seas.
"Maybe we 'll get a peep at the gardens," said Bodkin, endeavoring to console them.
Meantime, a joint committee of conference was endeavoring to reconcile the differences between the House and the Senate.
The one who chased me, endeavoring to cut me off, got into a clay pond.
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.