V. WORDS RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY POWERS; INDIVIDUAL VOLITION

II. Prospective Volition

2. Subservience to ends; precursory measures

Essay.

[Nouns] essay, trial, endeavor, attempt; aim, struggle, venture, adventure, speculation, coup d'essai, debut; probation (experiment) [more].

[Verbs] try, essay; experiment [more]; endeavor, strive; tempt, attempt, make an attempt; venture, adventure, speculate, take one's chance, tempt fortune; try one's fortune, try one's luck, try one's hand; use one's endeavor; feel one's way, grope one's way, pick one's way.

try hard, push, make a bold push, use one's best endeavor; do one's best (exertion) [more].

[Adjectives] essaying; experimental [more]; tentative, empirical, probationary.

[Adverbs] experimentally; on trial, at a venture; by rule of thumb; if one may be so bold.

[Phrases] aut non tentaris aut perfice [Ovid]; chi non s'arrischia non guadagna.

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