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  • n. Plural form of attempt.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of attempt.


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  • Also, and rather unfortunately, the title attempts to make a play on a common phrase that is inherently ironic, and therefore ends up being semantically null.

    Readings, signings, and other events vaguely literary for Wednesday, January 21, 2009 | Seattle Metblogs

  • The title attempts to support actions focused on reducing U.S. carbon intensity (the ratio of greenhouse gas emissions per unit of gross domestic product).

    Climate change legislation in the 109th United States Congress

  • Until rookie Mike Sweetney sank a pair of free throws with 1: 14 remaining, the Knicks had matched their franchise low in attempts from the line, set at Atlanta in 1974 and equaled vs. Memphis on March 11.

  • The title attempts to simplify VPN use through the concept of the Secure Desktop, and by working to maintain a constant connection.

    MacNN | The Macintosh News Network

  • The title attempts to capitalize on the Monster Hunter craze that is still captivating Japan, putting the focus on four-player multiplayer and quests that can be completed at leisure.


  • Although the title attempts to portray the legislation as a champion of scientific thought, it is merely a way for those who don't "believe" in evolution, without reprimand or punishment, to call into question the science of the prevailing - for nearly 150 years now - scientific theory of how humans came into being.

    Iowa State Daily

  • The title attempts to bridge arcade racing with simulation elements; players are for instance given a first-person perspective, and must also cope with semi-realistic physics.

    Megite Technology News: What's Happening Right Now

  • He said he was protesting what he called attempts by foreigners to change the government in Yemen.

    Yemen Leader Balks at Quitting

  • The Palestinian president, Mahmood Abbas, said in television address last week that he would not bow to foreign pressure and what he called attempts to "buy off" the Palestinians.

    UN bid for Palestine statehood - live coverage

  • The report, from the bipartisan Home Affairs Select Committee, also criticized what it called attempts by News Corp.'s U.K. division, News International, to "deliberately thwart" the original investigation into phone hacking in 2005-2006.

    Lawmakers Fault Police on 'Catalog of Failures'


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