Her gentle attempts to get Lisa to sit were futile.
Other than occasional attempts to draw him out, she respected his privacy.
It was obvious that Cade couldn't understand her sudden change of behavior, but he made no further attempts to seduce her.
I don't mean the four attempts on the one case.
Howie had watched her abduction after several attempts, but failed to capture the license plate number.
He wouldn't respond to her mind manipulation attempts, and he was able to control Jonny.
The mention of him reminded her of her cramped stomach and the half dozen failed attempts to eat normal food.
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.
Gabriel replaced the hourglass after several unsuccessful attempts to shake it.
After several attempts, the two older boys were satisfied and moved onto another strike and then another block.
"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.
It took three attempts, but she finally bounced high enough to shut off the alarm.
There would be no more secrets or restraint, no more attempts to deny him.
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.
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.
Multi-colored strobe lights pulsed around the overcrowded, vampire-themed club while electronica drowned out most attempts at conversation.
The principle therefore of these investigations is opposed to two attempts frequently repeated in the history of philosophy, viz.: (1) the attempt to establish general laws or forms, which the development of things must have obeyed, or which a Creator must have followed in the creation of a world (Hegel); and (2) the attempt to trace the genesis of our notions and decide as to their meaning and value (modern theories of knowledge).
Neither of these attempts is practicable.
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.
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.