Essayed It With Trepidation Definition Dictionary

  • Despite Napoli's unerringly consistent run of excellence in Serie A, when Roma come to town there is always an air of trepidation, even in their current manifestation of poor form and European priority.

    —SI.com, "Napoli Continues Run Toward Serie A Title vs. Roma,"2 Mar. 2018

  • Their reaction has included some trepidation over how they will be received by the wider public.

    —julie hinds, Detroit Free Press, "Netflix's 'Flint Town' offers behind-the-scenes look at city's police,"2 Mar. 2018

  • At core, their understandings of the dangers of a post-Christian secular conscience, unassisted by conscious memory, should spark great trepidation among more of us.

    —michael e. hartmann, National Review, "America’s Identity Crisis,"6 Feb. 2018

  • Harding overcame her trepidation and came to appreciate the film and Robbie's work in it.

    —caroline hallemann, Town & Country, "What Is Tonya Harding Doing Now?,"16 Jan. 2018

  • Students, families, faculty and business partners are watching with hope and trepidation.

    —ann doss helms, charlotteobserver, "Olympic High’s career paths have won acclaim. But CMS leader says that’s not enough.,"8 Feb. 2018

  • There's enough jangly guitar to knock the sense out of ya, or at least the trepidation.

    —kat bein, Billboard, "10 Songs About Angels,"30 Jan. 2018

  • The second was pure performance anxiety, and her trepidation snowballed.

    —tim layden, SI.com, "Guts Over Fear: An Aggressive State of Mind Helped Mikaela Shiffrin Conquer Her Anxiety On The Slopes,"29 Jan. 2018

  • With reactions ranging from excitement and curiosity to fear and trepidation, 15 former lab chimps took their first steps outdoors this week at the Project Chimps sanctuary in North Georgia.

    —nedra rhone, The Seattle Times, "Ex-research chimps at sanctuary go outdoors for first time,"27 Jan. 2018

  • essay - make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"

    attempt, try, assay, seek

    pick up the gauntlet, take a dare - be dared to do something and attempt it

    act, move - perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

    struggle, fight - make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"

    have a go, give it a try - make an attempt at something; "I never sat on a horse before but I'll give it a go"

    grope - search blindly or uncertainly; "His mind groped to make the connection"

    endeavor, endeavour, strive - attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy"

    give it a try, give it a whirl - try; "let's give it a whirl!"

    adventure, gamble, run a risk, take a chance, take chances, risk, chance, hazard - take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"

    lay on the line, put on the line, risk - expose to a chance of loss or damage; "We risked losing a lot of money in this venture"; "Why risk your life?"; "She laid her job on the line when she told the boss that he was wrong"

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