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Noun
A short piece of writing on a particular subject
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“Each section centers around a theme and is introduced with a short essay by one of the editors.”
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An attempt or effort
“A misjudged essay in job preservation.”
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Written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit
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A undertaking, typically one that involves risk
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A written or printed work consisting of pages bound together
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A tentative proposal intended to ascertain someone's attitude or opinion
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To make an effort to do
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“I have never before essayed a non-fictional character.”
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To make an effort to do
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To start work on energetically
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Struggle physically or mentally with something
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To have intentions for a given outcome
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To suggest or put forward, especially something which may be considered audacious
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To take a chance on
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