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at·tempt·ed

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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).

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  1. attempted

    Attempted refers to the action of trying to carry out or achieve something, typically something difficult or complex. It's the act of making an effort or striving towards a particular goal or objective, usually without success. The term is often used in legal context to mean the commencement of an act that is not completed, but shows an intention to commit a crime.

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. Abhishek Shukla:

    Living your life is a task so difficult it has never been attempted before.

  2. Counterterrorism John Miller:

    At approximately 4:15 this afternoon, an individual entered the museum, attempted to gain entrance presenting his membership card and was denied entrance because his membership had expired. His membership had expired as a result of two incidents involving disorderly conduct here at the museum on two separate dates in recent days, he became upset about not being allowed entrance and then jumped over the reception desk and proceeded to attack and stab two employees of the museum multiple times.

  3. Joy Behar:

    McCain said. Behar was apparently inflamed by McCain’s comment. We're talking about Kelly. We're talking about Kelly! We are not talking about abuse right now, don’tsay something like that. McCain attempted to point out that Behar was laughing but the liberal host interrupted.

  4. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey:

    The attack and ambush [were] perpetrated by a violent, career criminal, with a history of 40 charges for crimes including drug trafficking, aggravated assault while discharging a firearm, battery on a law enforcement officer, and attempted first-degree felony murder.

  5. Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville:

    America is a land of wonders, in which everything is in constant motion and every change seems an improvement. No natural boundary seems to be set to the efforts of man and in his eyes what is not yet done is only what he has not attempted to do. - from Democracy in America

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