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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 to achieve something
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“Here I made my first real essay at cooking. My eyes sympathized with the smoke, I sweat terribly, but the boys pronounced the bean soup superb.”
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(rare) A test or experiment to make a determination
“An essay was conducted to determine the presence of a breast cancer gene.”
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Written works, especially those considered of superior or lasting artistic merit
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A procedure undertaken to make a discovery, especially for scientific purposes
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A written or printed work consisting of pages bound together
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To attempt or try to do (something)
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“The spectators essay a smile in order to draw him into their confidence, but their overtures are met with a stolid immobility of feature.”
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To energetically devote, or begin devoting, effort to something
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(look to or look at) To hope for, or aspire to, a goal or dream
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To suggest or put forward, especially something which may be considered audacious
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To take a risk or chance on
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To engage in a competition or contest
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