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Grammar question ~そうとしない [duplicate]

I was reading this sentences, and I've come across a grammar structure I am not familiar with: ~そうとしない Original sentence: 春江は泣いてばかりいて何も話そうとしない。 Harue is just crying and won't talk about anything. ...
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~ようと… Japanese grammar

お百姓と、その息子を殺したヘビ  ヘビがお百姓(ひゃくしょう)の息子の方へはい寄って来て、噛み殺してしまいました。  お父さんのお百姓は、悲しくてたまりません。  それでオノを持ち、ヘビの穴のそばでヘビが出てきたらすぐに叩き殺そうと待ち構えていました。  そのうちにヘビが一匹、穴から出てきました。  お百姓は、 「それっ!」 と、オノを振り下ろしました。  ...
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Volitional + と in ひとまず心を落ち着けようと、[…]

ひとまず心を落ち着けようと、飲みかけのオレンジジュースに手を伸ばす。 Please help. I came across this line and I don't really understand use of と here. How exactly does と work here?
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Meaning of と and 少しでも in this sentence

I don't get what 少しでも and と mean in this sentence (from a manga) : 人々の多くは少しでもターゲットになりにくそうな僻地に身を隠そうとムダな努力を始めていた。 I remember reading that the conditional と couldn't be use with the volitional form ...
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What is the meaning of 取り戻そうと in this sentence?

In the following sentence: 問題を無視することはできません。しかし、 問題にばかり注目していると過去の状態を取り戻そうと努力することになります The part where it says: 「取り戻そうと努力することになります」 more specifically that "そうと" where does it come from? What's the ...
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How is Volitional + と used in these sentences?

In these sentences, I don't understand this particular use of volitional + と. It seems that it's interchangeable with ように or ために in these cases. But I've never seen Volitional + と used like this. ...
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Why is there a し in 嫉妬し蹴落とそうとする?

Hi I found a sentence earlier with 嫉妬し蹴落とそうとする and I do not know why し is put there. Anyway, I thought it was the reasoning marker but it does not sound like it from the audio and I don't know what ...
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How is the volitional + と pair being used in the sentence “たとえ何が起ころうと私は主を信頼する”? [duplicate]

In the praise and worship song here, there is the following setence: たとえ何が起ころうと私は主を信頼する To me, this looks a lot like, "Whatever should happen, I will trust in the Lord." But the volitional + と ...
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Is there omission after the とparticle in the text? [duplicate]

What's the meaning of "変えようと" in this sentence: 根本的なところから変えようとしっかり睡眠をとったり、食生活を見直したりといろいろ取り組んでいますが、その中で皆さんにおすすめしたいのは「音読」です。 Is the と particle implying something like when "思う" is omited in "と思う"...
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Meaning of “Volitional + と + (Non-する verb)” [duplicate]

I'm kind of confused on what does "Volitional + と + Verb" mean in the following sentences: i) 心臓を串刺しにせんと繰り出される槍の穂先 ii) 手に入れようと急ぐ There are two different ways I see to parse it: Same as ...