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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attemptedadjective

    tried unsuccessfully

    "attempted murder"

Wiktionary

  1. attemptedadjective

    Tried, with the connotation of failure.

    She is facing jail time for attempted-robbery.

Wikipedia

  1. attempted

    An attempt to commit a crime occurs if a criminal has an intent to commit a crime and takes a substantial step toward completing the crime, but for reasons not intended by the criminal, the final resulting crime does not occur. Attempt to commit a particular crime is a crime, usually considered to be of the same or lesser gravity as the particular crime attempted.: 669–671  Attempt is a type of inchoate crime, a crime that is not fully developed. The crime of attempt has two elements, intent and some conduct toward completion of the crime.One group of theories in criminal law is that attempt to commit an act occurs when a person comes dangerously close to carrying out a criminal act, and intends to commit the act, but does not commit it. The person may have carried out all the necessary steps (or thought they had) but still failed, or the attempt may have been abandoned or prevented at a late stage. The attempt must have gone beyond mere planning or preparation, and is distinct from other inchoate offenses such as conspiracy to commit a crime or solicitation of a crime. There are many specific crimes of attempt, such as attempted murder, which may vary by jurisdiction. Punishment is often less severe than would be the case if the attempted crime had been carried out. Abandonment of the attempt may constitute a not guilty defence, depending partly on the extent to which the attempt was abandoned freely and voluntarily. Early common law did not punish attempts; the law of attempt was not recognised by common law until the case of b. Rex v. Scofield in 1784.: 669 The essence of the crime of attempt in legal terms is that the defendant has failed to commit the actus reus (the Latin term for the "guilty act") of the full offense, but has the direct and specific intent to commit that full offense. The normal rule for establishing criminal liability is to prove an actus reus accompanied by a mens rea ("guilty mind") at the relevant time (see concurrence and strict liability offenses as the exception to the rule).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attempted

    of Attempt

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'attempted' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3554

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attempted in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attempted in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of attempted in a Sentence

  1. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates:

    But we also recognize that the public has a real privacy interest and concern here, we have attempted to strike the right balance.

  2. Archibald MacLeish:

    The American mood, perhaps even the American character, has changed. There are few manifestations any longer of the old American self-assurance which so irritated Dickens. Instead, there is a sense of frustration so perceptible that even our politicians have attempted to exploit it.

  3. Sertac Koc:

    When they saw jets hitting parliament in Ankara and people in Istanbul, they got organised among themselves and marched to the base to try and stop them, they tried to block traffic to the base by parking their vehicles, burning hay to block the jets' vision, and in the end they attempted to cut the power to the base.

  4. Preet Bharara:

    This is another piece in the puzzle to someone trying to put together a picture of attempted obstruction.

  5. Miguel Angel Martinez:

    I never failed him, never stole from him, never betrayed him, i watched over all United States family. The only thing I received was four attempted attacks against me.

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