Neither of these attempts is practicable.
It took three attempts, but she finally bounced high enough to shut off the alarm.
Her gentle attempts to get Lisa to sit were futile.
The mention of him reminded her of her cramped stomach and the half dozen failed attempts to eat normal food.
Other than occasional attempts to draw him out, she respected his privacy.
I don't mean the four attempts on the one case.
Gabriel replaced the hourglass after several unsuccessful attempts to shake it.
She was a horrible liar, uncertain enough in her attempts that he assessed she didn't do it often.
General Roca was induced to undertake the duties of minister of the interior, and his influence in the provinces was sufficient to check any attempts to stir up disturbances at Cordoba or elsewhere.
Eventually her attempts to tame him paid off, and he allowed her to touch him - provided she was careful not to move too quickly.
Howie had watched her abduction after several attempts, but failed to capture the license plate number.
Unfortunately, it occurred over night and we couldn't fix the time in spite of three attempts to do so.
"The command center," I said, possessing an over whelming need to do something tangible or at least be where positive attempts were undertaken.
He wouldn't respond to her mind manipulation attempts, and he was able to control Jonny.
She reached into the cage and, after several foiled attempts, managed to capture one of the little bunnies.
But after a few more attempts at rousing him, she was convinced that the frown was purely coincidence.
All the surgeries the third year" he shook his head "desperate attempts by me to undo what I'd done."
Being underground meant he was a much harder target to hit, yet despite his attempts to convince his brother to act likewise, he'd not yet succeeded.
After several failed attempts to communicate, they proceeded in silence to the nearest town, a coastal resort-like town.
Understanding crossed his features, and he unwound it, ignoring her attempts to slap him away.
After several attempts, the two older boys were satisfied and moved onto another strike and then another block.
There would be no more secrets or restraint, no more attempts to deny him.
This phobia about snakes was thwarting her attempts at independence.
His attempts at braiding her dark hair the way she liked it had ended up in a series of knots, because he didn't quite understand how to do it and his man-sized fingers were too clumsy.
Unyielding, even with his attempts to breach her mind and influence her.
His mind control attempts against mine, and we had our own agendas.
The attempts of the government to counteract his influence by founding a rival paper, the Vilag, only increased his importance and added to the political excitement.
After America's entrance into the war they were frequently charged with disloyalty and in many towns attempts were made to suppress them.
All attempts to bribe him were unsuccessful, and Pyrrhus is said to have been so impressed that he released the prisoners without ransom (Plutarch, Pyrrhus, 18).
Numerous attempts have been made to find periodic variations in thunderstorm frequency.
Attempts have been made to apply electricity to agriculture on a commercial scale, but the exact measure of success attained remains somewhat doubtful.
There is no definite rule as to the material or character of the ornamentation, and attempts have been made, especially in England, to revive the use of the apparelled alb.
Many attempts were made to shake his fidelity to the lost cause of the Stuarts, but he continued indomitable to the end.
During his reign Poland suffered much humiliation from the attempts of her subject principalities, Prussia and Moldavia, to throw off her yoke.
Attempts have been made, principally founded on some remarks of Huygens, to show that Descartes had learned the principles of refraction from the manuscript of a treatise by Willebrord Snell, but the facts are uncertain; and, so far as Descartes founds his optics on any one, it is probably on the researches of Kepler.
They failed, however, in both attempts; and in the latter, owing to the darkness, and to the occurrence of a violent storm which suddenly swelled the torrents in the ravines, their force was thrown into inextricable confusion, and they were compelled to abandon their camp and make the best of their escape from the country.
Hegelianism attempts to squeeze all life into the categories of logic: Aristotelianism deals with "things in general" and ignores the radical distinction between nature and spirit.
Properties.--All attempts to make helium enter into stable chemical union have hitherto proved unsuccessful.
He had after the siege of Miletus disbanded the GraecoMacedonian fleet, surrendering for the time all attempts of Alex- to challenge the command of the Aegean.
In recent years attempts have been made by Albanians resident abroad to propagate the national idea among their compatriots at home; committees have been formed at Brussels, Bucharest, Athens and elsewhere, and books, pamphlets and newspapers are surreptitiously sent into the country.
Alarmed at the attempts made upon his life by his mother, he fled to the mountains and was for many years a hunter.
Where attempts are made to reduce the third theory to practice the result is not satisfactory.
Feverish attempts were made to remedy the lack of warlike stores, but difficulty was experienced on account of the fleet blockading the entrance to the river.
The duke of Sully carried out a revision in 1604, and other attempts were made by Mazarin and Colbert, but the extravagarces of Louis XV.
She withdrew from the king's society, and in spite of Clarendon's attempts to moderate her resentment, declared she would return to Portugal rather than consent to a base compliance.
It may further be added that materialism can be shown to be an inadequate philosophy in its attempts to account even for the physical universe, for this is inexplicable without the assumption of mind distinct from, and directive of, matter.
Few attempts, however, have been made to prospect systematically for this valuable mineral.
The manganese ores of the Bathurst district of New South Wales often contain a small percentage of cobalt - sufficient, indeed, to warrant further attempts to work them.
Attempts have frequently been made to use the mineral for ordinary fuel purposes, but its inferior quality has prevented its general use.
Diamonds are found in all the states; but only in New South Wales have any attempts been made to work the diamond drifts.
While Cook was speculating on the cause of this phenomenon, and was in the act of ordering out the boats to take soundings, the " Endeavour " struck heavily, and fell over so much that the guns, spare cables, and other heavy gear had at once to be thrown overboard to lighten the ship. As day broke, attempts were made to float the vessel off with the morning tide; but these were unsuccessful.
It is an answer engine, but one that attempts to answer questions that have never before been asked.
Such radical redistribution attempts are dangerous games, for the rich are creators of economic opportunity, not just for themselves, but as employers, for society.
I became impatient at her repeated attempts and, seizing the new doll, I dashed it upon the floor.
This habit of assimilating what pleased me and giving it out again as my own appears in much of my early correspondence and my first attempts at writing.
Her life has been a series of attempts to do whatever other people do, and to do it as well.
It was evident that Prince Andrew's ironical tone toward the pilgrims and Princess Mary's helpless attempts to protect them were their customary long-established relations on the matter.
When they had last met on the old prince's name day, she had answered at random all his attempts to talk sentimentally, evidently not listening to what he was saying.
In the French circle of Helene and Rumyantsev the reports of the cruelty of the enemy and of the war were contradicted and all Napoleon's attempts at conciliation were discussed.
Only in the very highest circles were attempts made to keep in mind the difficulties of the actual position.
If the aim of the Russians consisted in cutting off and capturing Napoleon and his marshals--and that aim was not merely frustrated but all attempts to attain it were most shamefully baffled--then this last period of the campaign is quite rightly considered by the French to be a series of victories, and quite wrongly considered victorious by Russian historians.
His attempts to avoid his predestined path are unsuccessful: he is not received into the Russian service, and the appointment he seeks in Turkey comes to nothing.
It took him two attempts, but he managed a clumsy mount and sat uneasily in the saddle for a moment before turning his attention to the other two.
Beyond Robin Hood: Why radical approaches to wealth redistribution don't work History has witnessed numerous attempts, through radical methods, to raise up the poor by extracting wealth from the rich.
"No more lunatic rages or attempts to blast himself to the moon or whatever he was doing last week," General Greene added with a shake of his head.
The plague of 1665, carried hither from London, almost depopulated this village, and the name of the rector, William Mompesson, attracted wide notice on account of his brave attempts to combat the outbreak.