This would be the only attempt they would make.
I smiled in an attempt to calm her down.
He accepted the food well enough, but made no attempt to feed himself.
She gave up her attempt at relaxing, and abandoned the lawn chair.
The air was heavy and fragrant, the wet, solid sand near the ocean welcome after her initial attempt to keep up in the sugary sand higher up the beach.
I'll attempt to relate my thoughts and feeling as accurately as possible.
He stared at the pen in his hand, making no attempt to write.
While Dean planned to again call the state agencies in an attempt to run down Martha, he didn't have to wait.
He widened his eyes then narrowed them in an attempt to focus.
Miss Keller is distinctly not a singular proof of occult and mysterious theories, and any attempt to explain her in that way fails to reckon with her normality.
Dusty didn't say what they both knew, that Darian's attempt to save the world broke something they didn't know how to fix.
And yet, even after he knew she suspected something, he made no attempt to send her home.
The adjutant by his elaborate courtesy appeared to wish to ward off any attempt at familiarity on the part of the Russian messenger.
Quinn made me listen to the details of each unsuccessful attempt before he finally, got around to the facts.
The Russian army, only half the strength of the French, does not make a single attempt to attack for a whole month.
He shrugged, but made no attempt to write anything down.
Deidre asked, her new instincts warning her of an attempt at deception.
This very building was the one Gabriel dived off of in an attempt to keep the terrified human from trying to kill herself.
His intent gaze found hers, but he made no attempt to write.
The discovery of these laws is only possible when we have quite abandoned the attempt to find the cause in the will of some one man, just as the discovery of the laws of the motion of the planets was possible only when men abandoned the conception of the fixity of the earth.
She scrubbed her skin rosy for nearly an hour and finally abandoned the attempt to remove the guilt.
It is an attempt to capture the essence of the change, not the nominal value of the multiplier.
He simply made no attempt - so unlike Alex – at least the old Alex.
Was it another attempt to humiliate them - her?
Many people have thought that any attempt to find the principles in her method would be nothing but a later theory superimposed on Miss Sullivan's work.
After an hour-long attempt to expel his wired energy, he returned to his room to the sound of his cell phone ringing.
She refused to back down, unwilling to let his attempt to intimidate her work.
He grinned at the attempt and grabbed her hair, yanking her head back to expose her neck.
He experimented in an attempt to improve on the sessions but to no avail.
Anyway, first thing I did was attempt to check records in and out of Canada but getting that stuff is like pulling teeth.
I blew off his attempt to learn details of his involvement in Annie's abduction.
I have no fear this woman will attempt to escape as she sees my knife and knows full well her daughter's life is in my hands.
Prompted by his concern for Betsy and Molly, he was willing to attempt using the apparatus.
"I feel like I should apologize for … whatever it is you're feeling," he said with what he hoped sounded like a sincere attempt to empathize.
With a resigned sigh, he agreed to attempt this journey I was begging him to take.
Still he made no attempt to converse.
We laughed as we watched the puppy attempt to gnaw on the large bone.
In spite of his absent-mindedness and good nature, Pierre's personality immediately checked any attempt to ridicule him to his face.
Pierre went up to him, though he knew his attempt would be vain.
First off; we can't have you or anyone near you making any attempt to find out anything about us.
It was the first time in months Quinn would attempt to position Howie back more than a day or two.
It was the city of his seminary training in an attempt to resurrect his past he'd visited.
"Now, please, without further ado, explain," he said, in an attempt to control the conversation.
"You paid me back by quashing your boss's attempt to frame me," Dean answered.
The proctor was also a stranger, and did not attempt to communicate with me in any way.
Was this surrogacy actually an attempt to get an heir?
She met his gaze defiantly for a moment longer, but he made no attempt to argue.
Both were as anxious as I to hear the results of Howie's attempt to visit the Vermont bike-riding peeping Tom.
My attempt at lightening the situation fell on deaf ears.
I considered a stop at the office of these people but I was intelligent enough to see it was wired with a sophisticated security system that I shall not attempt to challenge.
His attempt at appearing blasé didn't succeed.
Real estate records were scoured for any known relative of the now deceased murderer in an attempt to locate family owned property, a difficult chore as mother Grasso wedded three men and lived with countless others.
"Maybe once," she replied flippantly in a wasted attempt to hide embarrassment.
My heart fell, knowing the session I'd left behind was over and with it, our final attempt to locate Grasso's hide away.
Dean was sure she was concerned that he'd attempt to investigate, but he had no such intention.
She'd never suspected the depths of her father's strange power, and her first attempt to channel it was the reason the house was now lit with candles.
The truth of his words made her last meager attempt at resistance melt.
Their attempt to dig a hole to the underworld failed, but at least they'd stemmed the flow of souls.
The Proctor also was a stranger, and did not attempt to communicate with me in any way; and, as they were both unfamiliar with my speech, they could not readily understand what I said to them.
No attempt is made by those around her either to preserve or to break her illusions.
I shall not attempt to conquer her by force alone; but I shall insist on reasonable obedience from the start.
Indeed, when some friend is trying to speak to Miss Keller, and the attempt is not proving successful, Miss Sullivan usually helps by spelling the lost words into Miss Keller's hand.
Let our lakes receive as true names at least as the Icarian Sea, where "still the shore" a "brave attempt resounds."
On receiving this letter, Nicholas did not even make any attempt to get leave of absence or to retire from the army, but wrote to his parents that he was sorry Natasha was ill and her engagement broken off, and that he would do all he could to meet their wishes.
When Grekov returned, Count Orlov-Denisov, excited both by the abandoned attempt and by vainly awaiting the infantry columns that still did not appear, as well as by the proximity of the enemy, resolved to advance.
This time she made no attempt to pull the bodice up.
If I should attempt to tell how I have desired to spend my life in years past, it would probably surprise those of my readers who are somewhat acquainted with its actual history; it would certainly astonish those who know nothing about it.
Not only was Pierre's attempt to speak unsuccessful, but he was rudely interrupted, pushed aside, and people turned away from him as from a common enemy.
No one else would attempt to catch rays with the clouded sky and massive storm clouds in the distance!
Maybe it was an attempt to smile.