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one last desperate attempt
The government has made no attempt to avert the crisis.
an attempt on the world record
It’s his fourth attempt at flying a balloon around the world alone.
Their spokesperson has rejected all our attempts to talk to him.
a burglary/robbery/escape/kidnap attempt
an assassination/murder/suicide attempt
an unsuccessful attempt on the President’s life
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