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Definitions of effort

  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. A force acting on a body in the direction of its motion. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Severe exertion, physical or mental; struggle; attempt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. A putting forth of strength: attempt: struggle. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Exertion; attempt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. A voluntary exertion of power; strenuous endeavor; attempt; achievement. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. An exertion of strength; strenuous endeavour; struggle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for effort

  1. " Things are never so hard as you think they'll be," said his wife in an effort at comfort. – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  2. These things go, I think, without any effort – The Landleaguers by Anthony Trollope
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