Sentence Examples with the word TRIED

He gathered a large army consisting partly of Germans and Saracens, but was totally defeated by Charles at Tagliacozzo (23rd of August 1268); taken prisoner, he was tried as a rebel and executed at Naples.

His grandfather was that Spencer Cowper who, after being tried for his life on a charge of murder, lived to be a judge of the court of common pleas, while his elder brother became lord chancellor and Earl Cowper, a title which became extinct in 1905.

He had tried to teach her to play the piano many times through the years, but she always became bored within a week or so of practice and gave up.

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I tried to remain objective but I'm forced to admit, the assemblage made me feel a tad tetchy.

Stunned, Kiera tried to figure out what to say as they both looked expectantly at her.

From these treatises we learn that the adherents of the new prophecy were very numerous in Phrygia, Asia and Galatia (Ancyra), that they had tried to defend themselves in writing from the charges brought against them (by Miltiades), that they possessed a fully developed independent organization, that they boasted of many martyrs, and that they were still formidable to the Church in Asia Minor.

Then Psammeticus tried still another plan.

While Philip Augustus was invading Normandy, Arthur tried to seize Poitou.

I tried to think calmly and finally understood.

The signory tried to conciliate the pope by relating the wonderful spiritual effects of their preacher's words, but Alexander was obdurate.