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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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Other than the offender's claim that he was attempting to commit suicide, no facts or circumstances corroborated his assertion.
a patrol officer with the Pendergrass Police Department was shot and killed while attempting to make a traffic stop.
That is, if it is anticipated that the utility function can be positively affected by the act of attempting suicide, an attempt is more likely.
Children with family members who completed suicide are at a higher risk of attempting suicide than children without such family members.
The group started out by attempting to conserve air passenger service from Hornepayne to Chapleau through Manitouwadge and Wawa by using Thunder Bay and Sudbury as the anchor at either end of the route.
The ramifications of this law are so severe, in fact, that we caution all contractors to receive advice of counsel before attempting to contact a state agency during a "black out period.
Due to the need to identify patients at risk of attempting suicide within the context of a gross psychological screen, without prior benefit of clinical interview or chart review, the SPS was selected for use to ascertain lethality because of its high degree of face validity.
However, the even greater concern was the Garamendi's attempt to give these distorted opinions the force of law by wrongly attempting to designate them as a aprecedential decision.
5-fold higher risk of attempting suicide than those who carried none of the three mutations.
PASADENA - A retired technical writer acquitted last year of attempting to set fire to his neighbor's La Crescenta home has been indicted on attempted murder charges in connection with a failed arson attempt in 2001.
The 35-year-old Broxton police officer, with over 6 years of law enforcement experience, was attempting to serve a dispossessory warrant on an individual for nonpayment of rent.
The substantial identity of results test is an appropriate test when the taxpayer is attempting to support the cash method for reporting income and expenses from the sale of goods.