In the decade since that report appeared, Monaco has tried to appease the international community by tightening regulations.
"Whether we tried or not, we owned it," said one senior White House aide.
Most of us, I would venture to say, have tried to remedy these unsightly problems.
Also, no House has ever tried to hold the president himself—commander in chief of the U.S. Army—or a cabinet officer.
He said that he had tried to “shun personal publicity and keep a low proﬁle as much as possible.”
I crossed the floor, knelt down by him, and tried to wake him.
He tried to recall some forgotten detail of the business that might serve to occupy him.
Razumov tried hard to understand the reason of this dumb show.
They tried it out at home and when it proved a success, they carried it abroad.
I tried to get him to talk about it, but he said he wanted to forget it.
c.1300, "examine judiciously, sit in judgment of," from Anglo-French trier (late 13c.), from Old French trier "to pick out, cull" (12c.), from Gallo-Romance *triare, of unknown origin. The ground sense is "separate out (the good) by examination." Meaning "to test" is first recorded mid-14c.; that of "attempt to do" is from early 14c. Sense of "to subject to some strain" (of patience, endurance, etc.) is recorded from 1530s. Trying "distressing" is first attested 1718. To try (something) on for size in the figurative sense is recorded from 1956.