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Effort meaning

effort - 4 dictionary results

  1. 1. An exertion of strength or power, whether physical or mental, in performing an act or aiming at an object; more or less strenuous endeavor; struggle directed to the accomplishment of an object; as, an effort to scale a wall.
  2. 2. A force acting on a body in the direction of its motion.
  3. 3. To stimulate.
  4. 4. Exertion; attempt.

effort - examples of usage

  1. But she felt that she must use every effort to get this man to tell her all he would. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. " You're right, Mary," he said, with something of an effort, " though I don't know how you guessed it." - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. When he paid Madge any little attention, it appeared almost an effort. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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