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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
  3. She made an effort: " Is it your house?" – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  4. I will make an effort to come again before the two weeks are up. – Peggy Owen and Liberty by Lucy Foster Madison
  5. It was a first effort. – Baree, Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood
  6. But many days were to pass before Helena made any effort to explain. – The Awakening of Helena Richie by Margaret Deland
  7. But what would have been easy to him a week before, was now an effort for which he could not find courage. – Checkmate by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  8. He smiled upon her gently, though it cost him an effort. – IT and Other Stories by Gouverneur Morris
  9. " It is no matter," she said at last, speaking with an effort. – Ester Ried by Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden)
  10. It took an effort, but he did it. – Mary Minds Her Business by George Weston
  11. She would at least make an effort to discover how her companions were engaged. – The Light That Lures by Percy Brebner
  12. Will you make no effort to escape? – In Her Own Right by John Reed Scott
  13. " I've been thinking," she said, with an effort. – The Beggar Man by Ruby Mildred Ayres
  14. If I am not killed, sir, trying to make some effort to escape. – Commodore Junk by George Manville Fenn
  15. He made an effort to pull himself together. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  16. After a moment's effort the small door of the safe opened, and she said, with evident relief, " There!" – Lola by Owen Davis
  17. " Then what," each word was an effort, " has he done with my Jacqueline? – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  18. It would be just so much lost time and effort. – With Hoops of Steel by Florence Finch Kelly
  19. One little effort more. – The Crystal Stopper by Maurice LeBlanc
  20. It was with an effort that he spoke again. – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
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