I admire the effort and sacrifice you put into it.
Some people just put more effort into distinguishing right from wrong than others.
It took too much effort to look up at the sun to measure time.
She made no effort to catch them, letting them fall at her feet.
With effort, she turned her head away.
With an effort, she managed to straddle the vehicle behind him.
I think Alex makes a concentrated effort to drive his father crazy.
It doesn't matter to me one way or another, but I wish you would at least make an effort at seeing his side of it.
In 1967 the effort was intensified.
He didn't want to go and he had made no effort to get along with his father.
With effort, she rolled him onto his back.
For her sake, he made an effort to behave, but he truly loved the openings she gave him.
His words were controlled with effort, his body so tense, she thought he'd snap any second.
Her small effort was rewarded with a warm sweet smile.
She needed to put more effort into taking advantage of life while she could.
With a little effort she located a canteen.
Dick said they were checking title records of Grasso's family members in an effort to find the property.
It took more effort than he thought to break the otherworldly connection binding them.
With effort, Deidre hauled herself up onto a branch, wrapped her legs around it in a careful balancing act then stretched upward for the next.
Moral reform is the effort to throw off sleep.
The effort of healing him had given her a headache.
Dinner was a quiet affair, cooked by the returning Fred O'Connor—hamburgers, a tad over-broiled, but the Deans appreciated the effort as they were busy with Bird Song's other chores.
Another image flashed, and Deidre gasped, covering her face with her hands in an effort to block it.
It is almost no effort for me to row around the lake, no matter how heavy the load may be.
Natasha sat easily and confidently on her black Arabchik and reined him in without effort with a firm hand.
One more effort and I reach the luminous cloud, the blue depths of the sky, the uplands of my desire.
He listened without saying a word as I revealed everything, including Julie's effort to collect the million dollars.
In looking at them again, she could see the time and effort that would've been required to keep them cleaned and sharpened.
She jogged after him with great effort as he strode through the maze.
"If you really don't want me around, why did you go through that effort to claim me?" she asked, crossing her arms and taking a step toward him.
Was it honor that forced him to put aside this time and effort to her gain, or was it something else?
"There are hundreds, maybe thousands of entries," I offered in a weak effort to give her hope.
Howie's body began a strange movement we knew to be his effort to move more rapidly.
She tested it as she walked to see how much effort it would take to control.
They pulled up to Bird Song but Dean made no effort to alight.
While Dean distrusted the Dawkins, given their mutual animosity toward one another, any collective effort on their part—on any project—seemed questionable, if not impossible.
"Give him an 'A' for effort." she answered as she closed her eyes, dipped her head back.
This is because, as noted before, technology amplifies the productive effort of people.
But on entering Moscow he suddenly came to and, lifting his head with an effort, took Rostov, who was sitting beside him, by the hand.
"I ought to tell you that I do not believe... do not believe in God," said Pierre, regretfully and with an effort, feeling it essential to speak the whole truth.
But he made an effort not to throw the child down and ran with her to the large house.
We researched tip lines in an effort to spread around our contacts.
We five hirelings, as dissimilar as snowflakes, are tripping over one another in an effort to display mutual accommodation.
She was most pleased to know her bones had been identified and the effort the Deans put forth to accomplish this was a further, if now unneeded, sign of their love.
I trust that the effort of The Great Round World to bring light to those who sit in darkness will receive the encouragement and support it so richly deserves.
Miss Keller's effort to reach out and meet other people on their own intellectual ground has kept her informed of daily affairs.
While the count was being turned over, one of his arms fell back helplessly and he made a fruitless effort to pull it forward.
"How easy it is, how little effort it needs, to do so much good," thought Pierre, "and how little attention we pay to it!"
Pressing his lips together he made that effort for the twenty-thousandth time and lay down.
But neither the French nor the Russians made that effort, and the flame of battle burned slowly out.
The Russians did not make that effort because they were not attacking the French.
Prince Andrew collected all his strength in an effort to recover his senses, he moved a little, and suddenly there was a ringing in his ears, a dimness in his eyes, and like a man plunged into water he lost consciousness.
All conscience effort to think fled and was replaced by a new instinct, the primal need to feed.
He planted his feet and dropped the rope in an effort to help her up.
Their life seems an immense disparity between effort and opportunity.
"Toleration," she said once, when she was visiting her friend Mrs. Laurence Hutton, "is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle."
He sucked and swallowed the cold snow, his lips quivered but his eyes, still smiling, glittered with effort and exasperation as he mustered his remaining strength.
They were singing discordantly, arduously, and with great effort, evidently not because they wished to sing, but because they wanted to show they were drunk and on a spree.
It was plain that he was making an effort to listen, but could not do so.
Pierre did not know why, but since Karataev had begun to grow weaker it had cost him an effort to go near him.
She blushed, pressed her clasped hands on her knees, and then controlling herself with an evident effort lifted her head and began to speak rapidly.
"Well," he went on with an evident effort at self-control and coherence.
The old lady's condition was understood by the whole household though no one ever spoke of it, and they all made every possible effort to satisfy her needs.
She tried to work the muscles in her lower back with her fingertips, but the effort was worse than the benefit.
In an effort at normalcy, she broke the quiet as Martha dallied over the meal.
Fitzgerald made no effort to take the offered paper.
All the effort we've put into getting your education—just to toss it away....
"Maybe I could get excused from jury duty," Fred said, in a last-ditch effort to join what he now consider an adventure.
While they had made no effort to be quiet, they now moved forward with caution, pausing every few steps to listen.
She made no effort to move away from him, but he pushed her slightly forward until she stumbled, and caught a branch as she let out a muffled scream.
Last night she risked her life climbing down a precipitous cliff in total darkness in an effort to save Billy Langstrom.
In an effort to release the log jam, Dean gave his stepfather a hand with the moving.
Groucho stepped between the two men in an effort to calm the situation.
Gabe cleared his throat, amused at seeing the half-demon putting so much effort into restraining himself.
She was going to break down any second, but the effort the man before her put into preparing himself held her horrified attention.
He made an effort to relax.
It will require a great deal of effort on my part to keep this painless.
Inspired by the Chinese effort, he, too, tried to increase the agricultural production of his country by emptying the cities and sending everyone to work on the farms under brutal conditions.
The effort includes secretive projects to create independent cellphone networks inside foreign countries, the paper reported.
Now, if words and images come to me without effort, it is a pretty sure sign that they are not the offspring of my own mind, but stray waifs that I regretfully dismiss.
The lectures are spelled into my hand as rapidly as possible, and much of the individuality of the lecturer is lost to me in the effort to keep in the race.
I made no effort to teach her to speak, because I regarded her inability to watch the lips of others as an insurmountable obstacle.
Remember, no effort that we make to attain something beautiful is ever lost.
"I have never made an effort," he says, "and never propose to make an effort; I have never countenanced an effort, and never mean to countenance an effort, to disturb the arrangement as originally made, by which the various States came into the Union."
He suddenly blushed crimson, and it was plain that he had made a great effort to say this.
With an effort Sonya sat up and began wiping her eyes and explaining.
He made an effort to look at the servant who stood constantly at the head of the bed.
Having by a great effort got away to the left from that flood of men, Kutuzov, with his suite diminished by more than half, rode toward a sound of artillery fire near by.
He continually hurt Princess Mary's feelings and tormented her, but it cost her no effort to forgive him.
I can't bear this waiting and I shall cry in a minute! and she turned away from the glass, making an effort not to cry.
I shall die! she muttered, wrenching herself from Marya Dmitrievna's hands with a vicious effort and sinking down again into her former position.
But she was not even grateful to him for it; nothing good on Pierre's part seemed to her to be an effort, it seemed so natural for him to be kind to everyone that there was no merit in his kindness.
He was not meditating, but only deferring the moment of making the effort to lift those legs up and turn over on the bed.
He drew his left foot out of the stirrup and, lurching with his whole body and puckering his face with the effort, raised it with difficulty onto the saddle, leaned on his knee, groaned, and slipped down into the arms of the Cossacks and adjutants who stood ready to assist him.
"And have you brought little Nicholas?" he asked in the same slow, quiet manner and with an obvious effort to remember.
With a great effort he tried to return to life and to see things from their point of view.
But at the instant he died, Prince Andrew remembered that he was asleep, and at the very instant he died, having made an effort, he awoke.
Princess Mary, frowning in her effort to hold back her tears, sat beside Natasha, and heard for the first time the story of those last days of her brother's and Natasha's love.
Making a great effort she did however go to call on them a few weeks after her arrival in Moscow.
Perhaps it need not be done so pedantically, thought Nicholas, or even done at all, but this untiring, continual spiritual effort of which the sole aim was the children's moral welfare delighted him.
It was so heart wrenching to Martha she insisted Howie try more than once, in an effort to succeed.
She fed from him silently and made every effort to avoid him in the meantime.
Dean figured Fred was making a last ditch effort for a dispensation from his public duty.
Sweating already from the effort, she braided her hair to keep it out of her face and then leaned her full weight on the rope.
After much effort I dragged myself up, so that my leg hung down on one side and my body on the other.
I made an effort to persuade city officials to build a park downtown.
Frowning with vexation at the effort necessary to divest himself of his coat and trousers, the prince undressed, sat down heavily on the bed, and appeared to be meditating as he looked contemptuously at his withered yellow legs.
He seized the door, making a final effort to hold it back--to lock it was no longer possible--but his efforts were weak and clumsy and the door, pushed from behind by that terror, opened and closed again.