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 for To do one''s endeavor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Endeavor \En*deav"or\, n. [Written also endeavour.]
     An exertion of physical or intellectual strength toward the
     attainment of an object; a systematic or continuous attempt;
     an effort; a trial.
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           To employ all my endeavor to obey you.   --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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     To do one's endeavor, to do one's duty; to put forth
        strenuous efforts to attain an object; -- a phrase derived
        from the Middle English phrase "to do one's dever" (duty).
        "Mr. Prynne proceeded to show he had done endeavor to
        prepare his answer." --Fuller.
  
     Syn: Essay; trial; effort; exertion. See Attempt.
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