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Definitions of exertion

  1. The active use of any power; effort. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2. A bringing into active operation: effort: attempt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3. A bringing into action; effort. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  4. Vigorous action; a strong effort. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. The act of exerting or exercising with effort. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for exertion

  1. He was panting, more from rage than exertion his hands trembled. – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  2. I made a stupendous exertion to call out, but in vain; I repeated the effort again and again, with no result. – The Room in the Dragon Volant by J. Sheridan LeFanu
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