He smooths the path by which he is to proceed, and endeavours to root out all its thorns.
When you see them, you will observe how he endeavours to hold me to this correspondence.
Finally, Von Hartmann endeavours to establish the fact of a certain logical order in religious development, a progress.
Our endeavours succeeded, but the success was long in coming.
In their endeavours to enrich themselves they forgot that they were only preparing the way for their ultimate destruction.
But in spite of their endeavours, they failed to make both ends meet.
If vice at any time appears to us in an engaging dress, it is occasioned by overlooking the deformities it endeavours to hide.
The young fellow had not altogether rewarded his father's endeavours.
It has constituted itself judge; condemns what is condemnable, resists violence, endeavours to enlighten the masses.
I was pleased with her manner, which was full of resignation and trust in my endeavours.
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.