I attempted to comprehend.
I picked up a stone and attempted to skim it across the water.
Mrs. Lincoln attempted to attend the service but was chased away.
The authorities secured the van's mileage from the previous owner and carefully attempted to construct miles driven to pin-point Grasso's hideout.
She is very quick-tempered and wilful, and nobody, except her brother James, has attempted to control her.
Early on they had attempted to find some modicum of common ground in the relationship aside from raw, physical sex.
In the reign of Hezekiah, the kingdom of Judah became tributary to the Assyrians, who attempted the capture of Jerusalem.
Nations can do this by acquiring enough military might that an attempted land grab would cost their neighbors more than they would get if successful.
It seems Viney had attempted to take a glass, which Helen was filling with stones, fearing that she would break it.
Pierre dined at the club that day and heard on all sides gossip about the attempted abduction of Rostova.
Fred attempted to pick the lock, as no keys were provided, but the audience became restless and impatient.
While he hated even speculating about a child murderer, it was the first time Shipton's attempted killing began to make any sense.
We only attempted a romantic relationship because we were both so lonely, life was nearly unbearable.
Kris attempted to summon a portal.
With indefatigable energy he at once attempted to grapple with the difficulties of the situation, waging an almost desperate struggle with sloth, corruption and incompetence.
St Albans was also the headquarters of an attempted Fenian invasion of Canada in 1870.
It was only when five years had passed since the death of the king without any "settlement of the nation" being arrived at, that Cromwell at last accepted a constitution drafted by his military officers, and attempted to impose it on the parliament.
He, however, protected the royal family against the violence of the mob and, on the 7th of August, even attempted to bring about a reconciliation, but his efforts were frustrated by Marie Antoinette.
Her heart attempted a painful escape through her throat.
Fortunately, the boy ran off but the police, who were following Bryce based on our earlier tip, photographed his attempted abduction.
The article attempted objectivity, documenting several of the cases on which our tips proved fruitful.
If this Vermont attempted abduction is his work, he re-entered the United States in that state.
"Please don't tell me it's the same area where the attempted abduction took place," I said as I rolled back in my desk chair.
How did you do on the attempted break-in at Ethel Reagan's place?
In nine months, we as a group, tracked an unknown number of missing children, culling out two hundred and eleven Howie attempted to locate.
She attempted to wet her dry lips with an equally dry tongue.
Romas had attempted once to explain the clothing was not woven aboard the ship but created on his home planet, molecularly broken into invisible pieces and stored somewhere aboard the ship.
Jackson attempted to hold her, but she pushed him away and glared at him.
They all attempted small talk, but the tension was palpable.
Instead he tried and discarded a who-done-it and then attempted a conversation with Mrs. Lincoln, but she seemed more interested in sleeping than listening to a bored detective.
From early youth he took a prominent part in the politics of his clan, and owing to his extreme opinions with regard to the expediency of abolishing the Tokugawa administration, he was banished (1858) to the island of Oshima (Satsuma), where he attempted unsuccessfully to commit suicide.
Her face flushed, and when her mother attempted to take the bag from her, she grew very angry.
But I fear that he was not the wiser for all I told him, for every time I attempted to answer his questions he interrupted me by asking, "What do you do here?"
My wife and I stopped at a closed filling station in Connecticut and with Martha's notes in hand I attempted to phone the authorities.
I told her we escaped the Vermont abduction attempted, if it really was one.
Might have his wife witnessed the attempted murder?
Dean attempted to move, turning his body for a clearer look down at Shipton but the adjustment in his position caused a shower of snow to descend on him, nearly covering his head and shoulders.
Edith Shipton had attempted suicide once before, after her stepson drowned in her presence.
The only sound Sarah had made throughout the ordeal was an occasional sniff, as she attempted to wipe away the product of her distress with the back of her hand.
He attempted in vain to secure the election of his grandson Charles.
The establishment of schools for girls was first attempted in 1880.
After the second of these insurrections, Bethlen attempted a rapprochement with the court of Vienna on the basis of an alliance against the Turks and his own marriage with one of the Austrian archduchesses; but Ferdinand had no confidence in him and rejected his overtures.
In 1291 he attempted to secure the election of his son Albert as German king; but the princes refused on the pretext of their inability to support two kings, but perhaps because they feared the increasing power of the Habsburgs.
He refused to ratify his resignation; and when Clavering attempted to seize on the governor-generalship, he judiciously obtained an opinion from the judges of the supreme court in his favour.
The confederacy was from its beginning supported by the Roman see, though Podébrad after the death of his implacable enemy, Pius II., attempted to negotiate with the new pope, Paul II.
I remember distinctly when she first attempted to read a little story.
All the plans Pierre had attempted on his estates--and constantly changing from one thing to another had never accomplished--were carried out by Prince Andrew without display and without perceptible difficulty.
Had she attempted concealment, or tried to extricate herself from her awkward position by cunning, she would have spoiled her case by acknowledging herself guilty.
The story that Pyrrhus attempted to frighten Fabricius by the sight of an elephant is probably a fiction.
Later on he attempted to influence the Prussian Northern Union in the direction of the national policy, and he took part in the sessions of the Erfurt parliament; but, soon realizing the hopelessness of any good results from the vacillating policy of Prussia, he retired from the contest, and, as a major in the service of the SchleswigHolstein government, took part in the Danish War of 1850.
But a few of the settlers under the lead of Colonel John Franklin (1749-1831) attempted to form a separate state government.
Antony Legrand, from Douai, attempted to introduce it into Oxford, but failed.
The deeper the feeling, the more he attempted to cover it.
Bixio attempted to reconcile them, but the publication by Cialdini of a letter against Garibaldi provoked a hostility which, but for the intervention of the king, would have led to a duel between Cialdini and Garibaldi.
From 1811 to 1818 Lord Selkirk's attempted colonization greatly increased the population; from the time of his failure till 1869 the settlers lived quietly under the mild rule of the Hudson's Bay Company.
The higher criticism was not even attempted by Ernesti.
Eyre has ingeniously attempted to reconstruct the routes taken by the Australians in their advance across the continent.
Rienzi attempted to address them, but the building in which he stood was fired, and while trying to escape in disguise he was murdered by the mob.
But in 1696 for his boldness in granting absolution on the scaffold to Sir John Friend and Sir William Parkyns, who had attempted the assassination of William, he was obliged to flee, and for the rest of his life continued under sentence of outlawry.
At the beginning of 1680 he presented a paper to the Royal Society, De nova temporis dimetiendi ratione et accurata horologiorum .constructione, in which he attempted to deprive Huygens of the honour of applying the pendulum to the measurement of time.