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Italian pope from 1458 to 1464 who is remembered for his unsuccessful attempt to lead a crusade against the Turks (1405-1464) Aeneas Silvius , Enea Silvio Piccolomini , Pius II
(Roman Catholic Church) Italian theologian and Doctor of the Church who is remembered for his attempt to reconcile faith and reason in a comprehensive theology; presented philosophical proofs of the existence of God (1225-1274) Aquinas , Saint Thomas , Saint Thomas Aquinas , St. Thomas , St. Thomas Aquinas , Thomas Aquinas
in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball baseball swing , cut , swing
(baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base batting
energetic attempt to achieve something battle , struggle
attempt to get something bid , play
state law regulating the sale of securities in an attempt to control the sale of securities in fraudulent enterprises blue sky law
United States anthropologist who was the first to attempt a systematic classification of Native American languages (1837-1899) Brinton , Daniel Garrison Brinton
emergency procedure that employs rhythmic compression of the heart (either through the chest wall or, during surgery, directly to the heart) in an attempt to maintain circulation during cardiac arrest cardiac massage , heart massage
usually brief attempt crack , fling , go , offer , pass , whirl
electronic device that administers an electric shock of preset voltage to the heart through the chest wall in an attempt to restore the normal rhythm of the heart during ventricular fibrillation defibrillator
any of the various theories or doctrines or philosophical systems that attempt to explain the phenomena of the universe in terms of some immanent force or energy dynamism
jury, attempt to corrupt a embracery
(American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line end run , sweep
tentative attempt essay
act of exhorting; an earnest attempt at persuasion exhortation , incitement
excuses, to lessen or attempt to lessen blame with extenuate , mitigate
partial excuse to mitigate censure; an attempt to represent an offense as less serious than it appears by showing mitigating circumstances extenuation , mitigation
part of a patient's medical history in which questions are asked in an attempt to find out whether the patient has hereditary tendencies toward particular diseases family history
initial attempt (especially outside your usual areas of competence) foray
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