Dubliners by James Joyce
tried

Dublin The Sisters
An Encounter
Araby
Eveline
After the Race
Two Gallants
The Boarding House
A Little Cloud
Counterparts
Clay
A Painful Case
Ivy Day in the Committee Room
A Mother
Grace
The Dead

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There are 31 occurrences of the word:   tried

[The Sisters] [94] blankets over my head and tried to think of Christmas. But the grey
[The Sisters] [133] which he tried to brush away the fallen grains, was quite
[The Sisters] [172] tried to remember what had happened afterwards in the dream. I
[An Encounter] [372] brother Leo, the idler, held the loft of the stable while we tried to
[An Encounter] [518] Norwegian vessel. I went to the stern and tried to decipher the
[Eveline] [979] She tried to weigh each side of the question. In her home anyway
[Two Gallants] [1491] "By one who has tried them all," said Lenehan.
[Two Gallants] [1768] delight and keeping close to his lamp-post tried to read the result
[The Boarding House] [2069] violence. Everyone tried to quiet him. The music-hall artiste, a
[The Boarding House] [2071] harm meant: but Jack kept shouting at him that if any fellow tried
[A Little Cloud] [2221] verse. He felt them within him. He tried weigh his soul to see if it
[A Little Cloud] [2608] first she wanted to take it back but when she tried it on she was
[A Little Cloud] [2653] tried to hush it: but it would not be hushed. He began to rock it to
[A Little Cloud] [2673] He tried to soothe it but it sobbed more convulsively. He looked at
[Counterparts] [2945] had been the beginning of it. He might have tried Higgins for the
[Clay] [3334] look for her plumcake. She tried in Downes's bag and then in the
[Clay] [3428] But no one tried to show her her mistake; and when she had ended
[A Painful Case] [3512] she seemed so little awkward. While they talked he tried to fix her
[A Painful Case] [3704] of going out at night to buy spirits. She, witness, had often tried to
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [3870] goes boosing about. I tried to make him someway decent."
[Ivy Day in the Committee Room] [4560] The memory of those who tried
[Grace] [5116] TWO GENTLEMEN who were in the lavatory at the time tried to
[Grace] [5384] dutifully whenever he was sick and always tried to make him eat a
[Grace] [6128] behind him sat Mr. Power and Mr. Fogarty. Mr. M'Coy had tried
[Grace] [6131] tried unsuccessfully to make comic remarks. As these had not been
[The Dead] [6359] sudden retort. It had cast a gloom over him which he tried to dispel
[The Dead] [6792] Gabriel glanced right and left nervously and tried to keep his good
[The Dead] [6814] Gabriel tried to cover his agitation by taking part in the dance with
[The Dead] [6834] friends they had there. While her tongue rambled on Gabriel tried
[The Dead] [6839] call him a West Briton before people, even in joke. She had tried
[The Dead] [8070] He tried to keep up his tone of cold interrogation, but his voice