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attempt

 [ah-tempt´]
a try or effort to achieve some goal.
suicide attempt a serious effort to commit suicide involving definite risk. The outcome frequently depends on circumstances alone and is not under the person's control.
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The official said that although the death rate by suicide has remained around one percent, the hospital had observed a surge in the cases of attempted suicide in females.
REFERENCE my letter of Nov 28 about a very cruel law on attempted suicide.
The NTRA attempted 14,000 streaming attempts across the three mobile operators in Greater Cairo to evaluate the quality of mobile data services.
Although the incidence of suicide has decreased in Sweden in recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the number of attempted suicides by young adults in Sweden and other European countries.
In 2011, 3A 153 Bulgarians attempted suicide with 796 fatalities.
South African studies have also found high figures for the lifetime prevalence of attempted suicide in secondary school students.
The researchers also found that suicide attempts during childhood and adolescence were linked to higher scores of depression at the time of the attempts, validating for the first time that young adults can reliably recall when they first attempted suicide.
examines research on patients who have attempted suicide and risk factors for repeat suicide attempts
The matter has been specifically addressed with the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines as the lead Ministry in the North and they have graciously attempted to bring the appropriate parties "to the table" for discussion.
Non Stop Towing of Los Angeles faces 10 counts each of auto tampering and attempted extortion.
Do not threaten or attack flight crew or cabin crew members: In the post 9/11 era, it is very likely that passengers and crew members will interpret such behavior as being part of an attempted hijacking or act of sabotage and they may use any available means to neutralized that threat.
on Friday, January 21, Johnny Lee Williams attempted to rob the convenience store at the RV park, saying, "This is a robbery.