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effort Sentence Examples

  • I think Alex makes a concentrated effort to drive his father crazy.

  • Some people just put more effort into distinguishing right from wrong than others.

  • I admire the effort and sacrifice you put into it.

  • He didn't want to go and he had made no effort to get along with his father.

  • 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.

  • With an effort, she managed to straddle the vehicle behind him.

  • Was it honor that forced him to put aside this time and effort to her gain, or was it something else?

  • She rubbed her wrists, not fully appreciating his effort.

  • There was only one way to find out... well, maybe two, but asking Sarah or Giddon was probably wasted effort.

  • She made no effort to catch them, letting them fall at her feet.

  • It took too much effort to look up at the sun to measure time.

  • With a little effort she located a canteen.

  • She tried to work the muscles in her lower back with her fingertips, but the effort was worse than the benefit.

  • It was so heart wrenching to Martha she insisted Howie try more than once, in an effort to succeed.

  • As long as Quinn could place Howie in the past, we'd do everything in our power to support the effort.

  • We researched tip lines in an effort to spread around our contacts.

  • The process causes physical difficulty and effort.

  • We five hirelings, as dissimilar as snowflakes, are tripping over one another in an effort to display mutual accommodation.

  • Howie's body began a strange movement we knew to be his effort to move more rapidly.

  • He listened without saying a word as I revealed everything, including Julie's effort to collect the million dollars.

  • "There are hundreds, maybe thousands of entries," I offered in a weak effort to give her hope.

  • Dick said they were checking title records of Grasso's family members in an effort to find the property.

  • The effort of healing him had given her a headache.

  • "No. You're in charge of this operation," Dusty said with some effort.

  • She sat back, dizzy with effort.

  • With effort, she rolled him onto his back.

  • In looking at them again, she could see the time and effort that would've been required to keep them cleaned and sharpened.

  • It took more effort than he thought to break the otherworldly connection binding them.

  • Desire rose within her, and she suppressed it with effort.

  • She tested it as she walked to see how much effort it would take to control.

  • For her sake, he made an effort to behave, but he truly loved the openings she gave him.

  • She fed from him silently and made every effort to avoid him in the meantime.

  • She jogged after him with great effort as he strode through the maze.

  • All conscience effort to think fled and was replaced by a new instinct, the primal need to feed.

  • With effort, she turned her head away.

  • "Deidre," he stopped then continued with some effort.

  • "Stop. Please," she said with effort.

  • In an effort at normalcy, she broke the quiet as Martha dallied over the meal.

  • Fitzgerald made no effort to take the offered paper.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dean figured Fred was making a last ditch effort for a dispensation from his public duty.

  • While they had made no effort to be quiet, they now moved forward with caution, pausing every few steps to listen.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • He planted his feet and dropped the rope in an effort to help her up.

  • Last night she risked her life climbing down a precipitous cliff in total darkness in an effort to save Billy Langstrom.

  • A truly heroic effort!

  • 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.

  • "Give him an 'A' for effort." she answered as she closed her eyes, dipped her head back.

  • 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.

  • Gabriel said nothing, but it took effort.

  • 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.

  • It wasn't high enough for her to see exactly what she wanted, but she was tired from effort.

  • It wasn't as if she made no effort.

  • Her small effort was rewarded with a warm sweet smile.

  • She needed to put more effort into taking advantage of life while she could.

  • 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.

  • "If you're human, then I'm sorry," Hannah said with some effort.

  • He made an effort to relax.

  • And out of his reach, because he was unable to keep the distance between them without her spearheading the effort.

  • He had a bottle in his hand and twisted the cork free with little effort.

  • It will require a great deal of effort on my part to keep this painless.

  • Another image flashed, and Deidre gasped, covering her face with her hands in an effort to block it.

  • She tugged off her wool coat with some effort.

  • 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.

  • By the time she clawed her way over the edge, she was soaked with sweat and panting, her muscles burning from effort.

  • His words were controlled with effort, his body so tense, she thought he'd snap any second.

  • "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.

  • The tension eased from his frame, and he said with effort, "No."

  • The effort made her dizzy.

  • With effort, Kris drew a deep breath and blew it out.

  • Despite her anger, she recognized the physical effort he put into his words.

  • "Bounty," she said with some effort.

  • The effort of a shower left her even more exhausted.

  • Amusement was deep in Molly's gaze, though she made no effort to come to her rescue.

  • Rhyn thought hard for a minute, then said with effort, "I don't know how to be a mate, let alone take care of a human, Gabriel."

  • At the effort he put in the difficult words, she looked up at him, her clear blue eyes vexed.

  • "Do women have a part in the war effort?" she asked.

  • Unwilling to appease the man she didn't like, she made no effort to match his pace.

  • "I'm okay," she replied with effort.

  • You made the effort to come.

  • Dean looked at her but made no effort to rise.

  • She isn't worth the effort.

  • The human had spent most of the evening pacing around the cell, trying to make some sense of everything, stopping only briefly to eat, in an effort to soak up all the alcohol.

  • If there wasn't something special about her, you would have said, 'This is not worth the effort' and moved on.

  • It does take effort though.

  • Jackson asked in an effort to break the tension.

  • She put it in front of Elisabeth, and with some effort, the wolf rose to drink from it.

  • Connor clenched his fists and ground his teeth in an effort to keep from showing his strength.

  • At least he was finally making an effort to see his sister - and Katie was actually excited about his visit.

  • How he expected to achieve that by feigning interest in the goats was a mystery, but at least he cared enough to make an effort.

  • He was actually making an effort to please her as well.

  • When I get married it will be because I'm ready to put the effort into a permanent relationship.

  • Saddened, she made an effort to stand on her own legs.

  • She rose with effort.

  • She was sweating from the effort of walking out of the medical facility.

  • She slowly moved from her position and crawled down the tree with effort, the movement sending pain through her tender wrist.

  • Katie watched him stand with effort.

  • She made an effort to compose herself, taking deep breaths.

  • The city had struggled through the drabness of poverty and job­lessness in an effort to raise itself from the ashes of long-dead industries.

  • The effort, while commendable, was not wholly suc­cessful.

  • Dean explained he'd promised Cynthia Byrne a report, detailed beyond the usual, in an effort to help her in obtaining a death certificate.

  • The annoying little details of the Byrne case were still squirm­ing around in the morning, and in an effort to put one of them to bed Dean stopped by the Parkside Sentinel on his way to work.

  • Dean silently hoped the call wasn't some convoluted effort to restore their relationship, which to his mind was thankfully finished.

  • Considering the fact that he makes such an effort at protecting you, I don't think he'd take your concerns lightly or think any less of you because you had them.

  • I wish you would make an effort to be available on your cell phone when we're apart.

  • To be honest, she hadn't given it much thought or effort.

  • The least she could do was make an effort to keep track of it.

  • If what Lori told him was true, Josh made little to no effort.

  • They made an effort at being polite, but the sparkle had left their eyes.

  • The closer she got to the overcrowded, poor part of the city, the more people jammed the streets, shoving against her in an effort to escape the collapsing buildings.

  • With effort, she forced herself up and threw a dagger in the direction of the Other.

  • He thought her ready to refuse, but when he struck, she made an effort to block as he said.

  • With effort that almost drove her to her knees, she reined in the demon, alarmed how much harder it was this time than when she'd killed the madman who was her father.

  • Taran resisted the draw with effort and stepped into the buzzing night.

  • She cut him off with effort.

  • She felt the thick, long proof of his arousal hard against her belly, but his effort to provide comfort rather than tend his own pleasure made her feel even safer in her killer's arms.

  • Obviously he didn't consider their relationship worth the effort.

  • Was he pleased that Alex was making an effort to get along with her?

  • With the air cleared of all the secrets, and both of them making a concentrated effort to get along, even the children appeared to be happier.

  • With great effort, he worked the knots free from her hair and braided it one last time.

  • He was able to hear thoughts and manipulate minds in addition to brute strength that allowed him to tear men in two with no effort.

  • As the elder brother, he took his role seriously, even if it was the only thing he put any effort into.

  • I can move you from one place to another with no effort.

  • The knife wasn't like hers – dull enough she had to saw through things with effort.

  • The words were spoken with effort through his clenched teeth, as if the admittance was a personal insult.

  • Even them, he was able to read, if he was willing to expend the effort needed to do so.

  • Her breathing was ragged, her body shaking from the effect of his bite as well as her effort to fight his spell.

  • Muscles bunched and released beneath his smooth skin, the chiseled body even more defined from the effort of battle.

  • It explained the storm-cloud energy and how he'd broken her forearm with no effort.

  • With effort, he lifted his head.

  • Trusting complete strangers to take care of people I care about isn't exactly something I want to do, Jessi said with some effort.

  • With effort, she released a breath and sat back down.

  • "Okay. You did it again," Jenn said with effort.

  • "Yeah, but –" "It will take no effort whatsoever for me to crush this girl."

  • "You are mad at me," she said, uncertain why the idea made her want to laugh, especially after he went through the effort to keep her around forever.

  • An attack of the ague sent him home, and on recovery, having resolved to attend a high school and fit himself to become a teacher, he passed the next four years in a hard struggle with poverty and in an earnest effort to secure an education, studying for a short time in the Geauga Seminary atChester, Ohio.

  • Hayes, the new president, having chosen John Sherman to be his secretary of the treasury, an effort was made to send Garfield to the United States Senate in Sherman's place.

  • A Roman Catholic tribe, occupying an inaccessible district, they have hitherto defeated every effort of the Turks to encroach on their autonomy.

  • Unity of aim and effort, however, seems foreign to the Albanians, except in defence of local or tribal privileges.

  • The fruitless siege of Parma in 1248 was the last effort of Frederick II.

  • The Ku Klux movement in its wider aspects was the effort of the first class to destroy the control of the second class.

  • All his acts were opposed, legislation was at a standstill and every effort was made to force Dr Saenz Pena to resign.

  • No great mountain chain was ever raised by a single effort, and folding went on to some extent in other periods besides those mentioned.

  • Little effort has been made to meet the increased sanitary requirements of the larger population and wider inhabited area.

  • deep, which baffled every effort to reach the interior until in 1813, when a summer of severe drought had made it of vital importance to find new pastures, three of the colonists, Messrs Blaxland, Lawson and Wentworth, more fortunate than their predecessors in exploration, after crossing the Nepean river at Emu Plains and ascending the Dividing Range, were able to reach a position enabling them to obtain a view of the grassy valley of the Fish river, which lies on the farther side of the Dividing Range.

  • This gave them not merely greater steadiness, but, what was far more important, the power of rallying and reforming for a second effort.

  • Gardiner (Cromwell, p. 315), that "what makes Cromwell's biography so interesting in his perpetual effort to walk in the paths of legality - an effort always frustrated by the necessities of the situation.

  • After Newton's time the first vigorous effort to restore the universality of the doctrine of energy was made by Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford, and was published in the Phil.

  • In the first place it increased the visibility of the signalling instrument; in the second place it brought that instrument into the position in which it could most readily catch the operator's eye; and finally it eliminated the effort involved in associating one piece of apparatus with another and in finding that other.

  • The last king of the quasi-Italian succession, Berengar II., marquis of Ivrea (951961), made a vigorous effort to restore the authority of the regno; and had he succeeded, it is not impossible that now at the last moment Italy might have become an independent nation.

  • But Charles Charles Albert, who, whatever his faults, had a generous Albertre- nature, was determined that so long as be had an news the army in being he could not abandon the Lombards War, and the Venetians, whom he had encouraged in their resistance, without one more effort, though he knew full well that he was staking all on a desperate chance.

  • Unfortunately, on this, as on other critical occasions, deputies proved themselves incapable of common effort to promote general welfare.

  • An effort to encourage the development of the mercantile marine was made in the same year, and a convention was concluded with the chief lines of passenger steamers to retain their fastest vessels as auxiliaries to the fleet in case of war.

  • It established that all Italian cabinets since 1880 had grossly neglected the state banks; that the two preceding cabinets had been aware of the irregularities committed by Tanlongo; that Tanlongo had heavily subsidized the press, paying as much as 20,000 for that purpose in 1888 alone; that a number of deputies, including several ex-ministers, had received from him loans of a considerable amount, which they had apparently made no effort to refund; that Giolitti had deceived the Chamber with regard to the state banks, and was open tosuspicion of having,after the arrest of Tanlongo, abstracted a number of documents from the latters papers before placing the remainder in the hands of the judicial authorities.

  • In view of the violence of Extremist obstruction, an effort was made to reform the standing orders of the Lower House, but parliamentary feeling ran so high that General Pelloux thought it expedient to appeal to the country.

  • Yet the natural or physical theology of the philosophers - in contrast to mere myths or mere statecraft - seems a straightforward effort to reach faith in God on grounds of scientific reason.

  • of the Christian Religion shows by its very title that an effort is being made to combine great confidence in metaphysics with strong belief in the uniqueness of Christianity; and the effort will be found to characterize all Fairbairn's work.

  • On the contrary, even Christian theology makes at least the effort to show that the thought of God regulates the whole system of belief.

  • Starting from the wellknown fact that the habitual use of a limb tends to develop the muscles of the limb, and to produce a greater and greater facility in using it, he made the general assumption that the effort of an animal to exert an organ in a given direction tends to develop the organ in that direction.

  • Many of them lived in the various vihdras or residences situate throughout the island; but the main centre of intellectual effort, down to the 8th century, was the Maha Vihara, the Great Minster, at Anwradhapura.

  • Within a twelvemonth he became more widely known by his Castigo y Perdon, and by a more humorous effort, Los dos Guzmanes; and shortly afterwards he was appointed by the Moderado government to a post in the home office, which he lost in 1854 on the accession to power of the Liberal party.

  • The influence of physical environment becomes clearer and stronger when the distribution of plant and animal life is considered, and if it is less distinct in the case of man, the reason is found in the modifications of environment consciously produced by human effort.

  • Meditating, it is probable, emigration upon his release, he turned his attention while in prison to colonial subjects, and acutely detected the main causes of the slow progress of the Australian colonies in the enormous size of the landed estates, the reckless manner in which land was given away, the absence of all systematic effort at colonization, and the consequent discouragement of immigration and dearth of labour.

  • Even in the 3rd century the cult of Celtic deities (Hercules Magusanus, Deusoniensis, &c.) were revived, the Celtic leuga reintroduced instead of the Roman mile on official milestones, and a brief effort made to establish an independent, though romanized, Gaul under Postumus and his short-lived successors (A.D.

  • Any single effort in apologetics may be termed " an apology."

  • But not all quarters are responsible; and in the effort to grasp scientifically, i.e.

  • A situation - hazardous in spite of its comic substratum - between Thaumasta and the pretended Parthenophil is conducted, as Gifford points out, with real delicacy; but the comic scenes are merely stagy, notwithstanding, or by reason of, the effort expended on them by the author.

  • In addition to these, notwithstanding government opposition, a series been given to the effort for improvement, and that the question had been seriously taken in hand by the imperial administration and the Duma.

  • In the case of Kazan and Astrakhan the annexation was effected without any great effort in 1552-54, and two years later the Bashkirs, who had likewise formed part of the great Mongol empire, consented to pay tribute.

  • When the patriots under Koscziusko made a desperate effort to recover the national independence the struggle produced a third partition (1795), by which the remainder of the kingdom was again divided between Russia, Prussia and Austria.

  • The form of the torque curve, or crank effort curve, as it is sometimes called, is discussed in the article Steam Engine, and the torque curve corresponding to actual indicator diagrams taken from an express passenger engine travelling at a speed of 65 m.

  • on straight lines, radiating from the business centre or point of maximum congestion of travel to the outer limits of the city; and, while not attempting to serve all the population through the agency of the line, make an effort to serve a portion in the best possible manner - that is, with direct transit.

  • The subject of this youthful effort was suggested, its author says, by a refinement of vanity - " the desire of justifying and praising the object of a favourite pursuit," namely, the study of ancient literature.

  • It was during this period that he read Homer and Longinus, having for the first time acquired some real mastery of Greek; and after the publication of the Essai, his mind was full of projects for a new literary effort.

  • So Haggai sees in Zerubbabel the representative of the 5 There is an obvious effort to preserve the continuity of tradition (a) in Ezra ii.

  • This is especially true of the history of the exilic and post-exilic periods, where the effort is made to preserve the continuity of Israel and the Israelite community (Chronicles - Ezra - Nehemiah).

  • Its object was the foundation of a Jewish state in Palestine, but though it aroused much interest it failed to attract the majority of the emancipated Jews, and the movement has of late been transforming itself into a mere effort at colonization.

  • At the ecclesiastical council which took place at Paris in 1406 Pierre d'Ailly made every effort to avert a new withdrawal from the obedience and, by order of the king, took the part of defender of Benedict XIII., a course which yet again exposed him to attacks from the university party.

  • interpreted as an effort to restore slavery.

  • So long as the intervening territory was a wilderness no effort was made to define the boundary line.

  • The first effort is theoretical or speculative; the second, practical.

  • He was a Free Soil candidate for Congress (1850), but was defeated; was indicted with Wendell Phillips and Theodore Parker for participation in the attempt to release the fugitive slave, Anthony Burns, in Boston (18J3); was engaged in the effort to make Kansas a free state after the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill of 1854; and during the Civil War was captain in the 51st Massachusetts Volunteers, and from November 1862 to October 1864, when he was retired because of a wound received in the preceding August, was colonel of the First South Carolina Volunteers, the first regiment recruited from former slaves for the Federal service.

  • It was a noble effort to secure a lasting settlement of the slavery question, but he was bitterly denounced throughout the north as a renegade.

  • Nevertheless the mountain tribes who inhabited the higher parts of the Caucasus were still independent, and their subjugation cost Russia a sustained effort of thirty years, during the course of which her military commanders were more than once brought almost to the point of despair by the tenacity, the devotion and the adroitness and daring which the mountaineers displayed in a harassing guerilla warfare.

  • A contemporaneous effort in the direction of drying hay by artificial means led to nothing of practical importance.

  • It is a proof of the dominating force of his father's character that it cost the younger Mill such an effort to shake off his stern creed about poetry and personal emotion.

  • He ceased to attend the society in 1829, but he carried away from it the strengthening memory of failure overcome by persevering effort, and the important doctrinal conviction that a true system of political philosophy was "something much more complex and many-sided than he had previously had any idea of, and that its office was to supply, not a set of model institutions but principles from which the institutions suitable to any given circumstances might be deduced."

  • It was characteristic of the closeness with which he watched current events, and of his zeal in the cause of "lucidity," that when the Reader, an organ of science and unpartisan opinion, fell into difficulties in 1865 Mill joined with some distinguished men of science and letters in an effort to keep it afloat.

  • The effort was vain, though such men as Herbert Spencer, 1 He was one of the founders, with Mrs P. A.

  • It must be remembered also that economic work in modern times is carried on by consciously or unconsciously associated effort, and although it must always require high qualities of judgment, capacity and energy, many of the difficulties which at first sight appear so insuperable give way when they are attacked.

  • This is largely a question of the organization of economic studies, and it is of the greatest importance that, if possible, such an effort should be made to present in a connected form the best results of modern criticism and analysis.

  • felt that if Scotland was not to be lost a great effort must be made.

  • To this period belongs his first crude literary effort, a polemic against a Genevese pastor who had criticized Rousseau.

  • General du Teil, younger brother of the baron, had recently published a work, L' Usage de l'artillerie nouvelle; and it is now known that Bonaparte derived from this work and from those of Guibert and Bourcet that leading principle, concentration of effort against one point of the enemy's line, which he had advocated at Toulon and which he everywhere put in force in his campaigns.

  • Sir John Moore and the statesmen of Austria - the heroic Stadion at their head - failed in their enterprise; but at least they frustrated the determined effort of Napoleon to stamp out the national movement in the Iberian Peninsula.

  • The emperor Francis made a last effort to influence his son-in-law through Marie Louise.

  • Its aim may be described shortly as an effort to humanize theology.

  • He rushed to Antwerp when there were hopes of saving it from the Germans, but though he exerted himself indefatigably both in diplomacy and in the actual work of defence, and sent a British naval division to help, the effort was in vain.

  • Green's teaching was, directly and indirectly, the most potent philosophical influence in England during the last quarter of the 19th century, while his enthusiasm for a common citizenship, and his personal example in practical municipal life, inspired much of the effort made, in the years succeeding his death, to bring the universities more into touch with the people, and to break down the rigour of class distinctions.

  • After Klissow, Augustus made every effort to put an end to the war, but Charles would not even consider his offers.

  • The effort was too much for him; he left the church exhausted, took to his bed, and died at Metz on the 13th of September 1565.

  • The rivers when they debouch from the 'mountains assume an eastern trend in their effort to reach the sea.

  • She ceased to be a great power, and was henceforth entirely concerned in the effort to preserve her remaining possessions and her very independence.

  • The Tea Act of 1773 was defied by the emptying into the harbour of three cargoes of tea on the 16th of December 1773, by a party of citizens disguised as Indians, after the people in town-meeting had exhausted every effort, through a period of weeks, to procure the return of the tea-ships to England.

  • He differs from Schopenhauer in making salvation by the "negation of the Will-to-live" depend on a collective social effort and not on individualistic asceticism.

  • No certain remedy is known for the destruction on a commercial scale of the boll weevil, but every effort has been made in the United States to check the advance of the insect, to ascertain and encourage its natural enemies, and to propagate races of cotton which resist its attacks.

  • It took time and effort to bring them round to the diversion: the pope - naturally enough - set his face sternly against the project, the more as the usurper, Alexius III., was in negotiation with him in order to win his support against the Hohenstaufen, and Innocent hoped to find, as Alexius promised, a support and a reinforcement for the Crusade in an alliance with the Greek empire.

  • - The loss of Acre failed to stimulate the powers of Europe to any new effort.

  • 3 "Don Henrique's scheme," it has been said, "represents the final effort of the crusading spirit; and the naval campaigns against the Moslem in the Indian seas, in which it culminated, forty years after Don Henrique's death, may be described as the last Crusade."

  • As early as 1831 an unsuccessful attempt was made to form an adequate public school fund; the first real effort to establish a common school system for the territory was made after 1835; in 1840 there were altogether 18 academies and 51 common schools, and in 1849 the state legislature made an appropriation in the interest of the public instruction of white pupils, and this was supplemented by the proceeds of land granted by the United States government for the same purpose.

  • The idea of transmutation, in the country of its origin, had a philosophical basis, and was linked up with the Greek theories of matter there current; thus, by supplying a central philosophical principle, it to some extent unified and focussed chemical effort, which previously, so far as it existed at all, had been expended on acquiring empirical acquaintance with a mass of disconnected technical processes.

  • In this effort they were aided by the fact that Jackson was a high Mason and frequently spoke in praise of the Order.

  • No sustained effort was made to ward off the inroads of the Danes and others, who were constantly attacking the borders of the Empire.

  • Alexander, overwhelmed with grief, shut himself up in Castle St Angelo, and then declared that the reform of the church would be the sole object of his life henceforth - a resolution which he did not keep. Every effort was made to discover the assassin, and suspicion fell on various highly placed personages.

  • The earthly kingdom of Christ is reserved for those who have endured the most terrible tribulation, who have withstood the supreme effort of the worldpower - that is, for those who are actually members of the church of the last days.

  • In the early periods of the history of other countries this seems to have been the case even where the dog was esteemed and valued, and had become the companion, the friend and the defender of man and his home; and in the and century of the Christian era Arrian wrote that "there is as much difference between a fair trial of speed in a good run, and ensnaring a poor animal without an effort, as between the secret piratical assaults of robbers at sea and the victorious naval engagements of the Athenians at Artemisium and at Salamis."

  • The chief point of interest in the history of Friends in America during the 18th century is their effort to clear themselves of complicity in slavery and the slave trade.

  • As regards the latter consideration, it is enough to say that nowhere has productive industry developed itself in the form of voluntary effort; in every country of which we have any knowledge it was imposed by the strong upon the weak, and was wrought into the habits of the people only by the stern discipline of constraint.

  • Its systematic effort is, in his own words, " pro libertate, quam et fovere et tueri Romanis legibus et praecipue nostro numini peculiare est."

  • The great motor of the parallel effort in England was the Christian spirit; in France it was the enthusiasm of humanity which was associated with the revolutionary movement.

  • But in spite of every such effort opinion steadily grew.

  • The Egyptians, by whom `Amr was greatly beloved, were so much dissatisfied by this act, and even showed such a tendency to revolt, that the Greek emperor determined to make an effort to reduce Alexandria.

  • Arriving in Dublin at the end of October he received information to the effect that seventeen counties were ready to take up arms if a successful effort were made in Dublin.

  • Stanley's discoveries "Congo" has become the general name for the river from its mouth to Stanley Falls, despite an effort on the part of Stanley to have the stream re-named Livingstone.

  • Having referred to his share in the war, he added: "What I should prefer to be remembered by is a tremendous effort subsequent to the war not only to repair the ravages of that calamity but to re-start the colonies on a higher plane of civilization than they have ever previously attained."

  • The government of intervention at first directed its main effort simply to holding the country together, without undertaking much that could divide public opinion or seem of unpalatably foreign impulse; and later to the establishment of a few fundamental laws which, when intervention ceased, should give greater simplicity, strength and stability to a new native government.

  • This effort to shelve the dispute was quite in vain.

  • In the effort to reduce the practice of economy to a fine art he arrived at the conviction that the less labour a man did, over and above the positive demands of necessity, the better for him and for the community at large; he would have had the order of the week reversed - six days of rest for one of labour.

  • (1511-1520) a serious effort was made to deal with the difficulty.

  • After yielding to these hard conditions, Turkey took advantage of her respite to strengthen the frontier defences and to put down the rebellions in Syria and Egypt; some effort was also expended on the hopeless task of reforming the Janissaries.

  • Rachel's division now arrived and made a most gallant effort to cover the retreat, but their order being broken by the torrent of fugitives, they were soon overwhelmed by the tide of the French victory and all organized resistance had ceased by 4 P.M.

  • It was designed to hold the enemy in position by the vigour of its attack, thus neutralizing his independent will power and compelling him to expend his reserves in the effort to rescue the troops engaged.

  • There was no final decisive effort as at Wagram and the Guard was not even called on to move.

  • Kutusov had now overtaken the French, but fortunately for them he made no effort to close with them, but hung on their flank, molesting them with Cossacks and picking up stragglers.

  • Perhaps no battle better exemplifies the inherent strength of the emperor's strategy, and in none was his grasp of the battlefield more brilliantly displayed, for, as he fully recognized, " These Prussians have at last learnt something - they are no longer the wooden toys of Frederick the Great," and, on the other hand, the relative inferiority of his own men as compared with his veterans of Austerlitz called for far more individual effort than on any previous day.

  • In the interval another effort to carry help to it was made from Toulon.

  • As Mr Colvin has well said, these months in the west of America were spent "under a heavy combined strain of personal anxiety and literary effort."

  • After an effort, defeated by Hill, to cross the Tagus, he withdrew (Nov.

  • Wellington, convinced that no effort to bridge below Bayonne would be expected, decided to attempt it there, and collected at St Jean Pied de Port and Passages a large number of country vessels (termed chasse-marees).

  • Before definitely giving its consent to peace negotiations, the Roman Church determined on making a last effort to reduce the Hussites to subjection.

  • The failure of the method based on transits of Venus led to an international effort carried out on the initiative of Sir David Gill to measure the parallax by observations on those minor planets which approach nearest the earth.

  • In 1855 Gauss died and was succeeded by Dirichlet, who along with others made an effort to obtain Riemann's nomination as extraordinary professor.

  • Nowhere, however, were the keenness and clearness of his intellect more conspicuous than in this brilliant effort, which, if it failed in its immediate object, was highly effective in secondary results.

  • Even where settlements have been located, constant effort is required to keep the vegetation down.

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