Definition of Try for
1. Verb. Make an attempt at achieving something. "She tried for the Olympics"
Lexicographical Neighbors of Try For
Literary usage of Try for
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Selection of Leading Cases, on Various Branches of the Law by John William Smith, John Innes Clark Hare, Horace Binney Wallace, John William Wallace (1855)
"... the writing of the discharge, the other by the court, seil, the sufficiency and validity of it, which the jury could not try; for they agree, ..."
2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1824)
"... practicable—we say again, that it i* very, knowledge for ignorance, indus- practicable—once more we eay that it try for idleness, innocence for guilt, ..."
3. My Autobiography by Samuel Sidney McClure (1914)
"... as a Chore- boy—Charley Griffith—My Restlessness —I try for a College Education A LTHOUGH my spirits rose so high on that Fourth of July day in Hebron, ..."