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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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Williams is being held on a $1 million bond for aggravated kidnapping and attempted armed robbery.
In addition, 3% of the women with twins who attempted VBAC had either a uterine rupture, uterine artery laceration, bladder injury, and/or bowel injury.
Once again, the definition of a hate- or bias-motivated crime lacked uniformity when varying jurisdictions attempted to measure the frequency of these acts.
Zhu also attempted to improve the head office's control over lending by the regional branches of the central bank.
As many critics have pointed out, the hierarchy that writers attempted to uphold, critique, or subvert was an illusion of natural order, politicized by issues of class, power, and gender.
In a study of 161 psychiatric inpatients from a military population, including 73 who thought about or threatened suicide and 88 others who actually attempted suicide, females were five times more likely than males to think about but not attempt suicide and males were five times more likely to attempt suicide.
The alleged assailant was charged with three counts of Capital Murder and one count of Attempted Murder.
The fourth passenger attempted to hide SR1.050 million in a pair of trousers in his luggage.
Evidence of a defendant's attempted suicide is admissible as evidence of guilt, the state Supreme Court has ruled, but only under certain, very limited, circumstances.
Overall, 36.3% of the soldiers studied who attempted suicide did not have a previous diagnosis of a mental health disorder.
A 27-year-old school drop-out, Owolabi Ogunwande, who allegedly attempted to commit suicide by trying to hang himself at the police cell on Monday appeared before an Igbosere Magistrates' Court, Lagos.
It was found that attempted vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is associated with higher rates of adverse effects or death for mothers and infants.