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Endeavoring definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ENDEAV'ORING, ppr. Making an effort or efforts; striving; essaying; attempting.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Endeavor En*deav"or, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Endeavored; p. pr. & vb. n. Endeavoring.] [OE. endevor; pref. en- + dever, devoir, duty, F. devoir: cf. F. se mettre en devoir de faire quelque chose to try to do a thing, to go about it. See Devoir, Debt.] [Written also endeavour.] To exert physical or intellectual strength for the attainment of; to use efforts to effect; to strive to achieve or reach; to try; to attempt. It is our duty to endeavor the recovery of these beneficial subjects. --Ld. Chatham. To endeavor one's self, to exert one's self strenuously to the fulfillment of a duty. [Obs.] ``A just man that endeavoreth himself to leave all wickedness.'' --Latimer.




 


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