endeavour englannista suomeksi
pyrkiä, ponnistella, yrittää
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(quote-text)| title=Elements of Law/Part II/Chapter 28|The Elements of Law|part=II|chapter=28| passage=And these three: 1. the law over them that have sovereign power; 2. their duty; 3. their profit: are one and the same thing contained in this sentence, ''Salus populi suprema lex''; by which must be understood, not the mere preservation of their lives, but generally their benefit and good. So that this is the general law for sovereigns: that they procure, to the uttermost of their endeavour, the good of the people.
1748, (w), in ''Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral'' (London: Oxford University Press, 1973), § 9
- The like has been the endeavour of critics, logicians, and even politicians (..).
1873, Clerke Maxwell|J C Maxwell, s:A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism|''A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism'', volume 2, page 184:
- As we shall find it necessary, in our endeavours to bring electrical phenomena within the province of dynamics, to have our dynamical ideas in a state fit for direct application to physical questions we shall devote this chapter to an exposition of these dynamical ideas from a physical point of view.
1748, David Hume, ''Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral'' (London: Oxford University Press, 1973), § 2:
- The other species of philosophers consider man in the light of a reasonable rather than an active being, and endeavour to form his understanding more than cultivate his manners.
- It is our duty to endeavour the recovery of these beneficial subjects.
1669 May 18, Sir Isaac Newton, Letter (to Francis Aston):
- If you be affronted, it is better, in a foreign country, to pass it by in silence, and with a jest, though with some dishonour, than to endeavour revenge; for, in the first case, your credit's ne'er the worse when you return into England, or come into other company that have not heard of the quarrel.