A long-drawn sigh escaped her lips and she essayed to stand alone.

As a rule the essay proposes a novel and subjective view of something—whether it is an essay in philosophy, history, biography, current affairs, literary criticism, or popular science or whether it is of a purely literary nature. Stylistically, the essay’s distinctive features are its descriptive imagery, its aphoristic quality, and its conversational tone and vocabulary. The essay style has long been used in works where the author’s personality is in the foreground; for example, it was used by Plato, by the followers of Isocrates, and by Origen, Tertullian, Meister Eckhart, and Luther. A genre analogous to the European essay was developed in the East by such writers as Han Yü (eighth to ninth centuries, China) and Kamo Chomei (13th century, Japan).

But nothing they essayed could fully drown out the keening of their lust to return to high office.

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Next it essayed the lifting of a pen which lay there—but failed.

He essayed his credit with a person of the name of Dufour, on the quay, and was refused.

Nagia Essayed was elected as AU Commissioner in March 2004. Prior to that, she had worked for more than 30 years as a civil servant — including as Town Planner, Head of Urban Planning, and Chief Engineer of the Municipality of Tripoli — and as an academic — with the Faculty of Engineering, University of Al-Fateh (Libya), and Faculty of Engineering, University of Garyounis (Libya). Prof. Essayed is a member of the Libyan Association of Engineers and the Scientific Society of Engineers, She holds a Ph.D degree in Housing and Urban Design from the University of Liverpool (UK).


1590s, "short non-fiction literary composition" (first attested in writings of Francis Bacon, probably in imitation of Montaigne), from Middle French "trial, attempt, essay," from Late Latin "a weighing, weight," from Latin "test," from "out" (see ) + (see ) apparently meaning here "to weigh." The suggestion is of unpolished writing.A short piece of writing on one subject, usually presenting the author's own views. Michel de , Francis , and Ralph Waldo are celebrated for their essays.