Usage examples for Efforts

  1. You had best turn your efforts and lie awake nights thinking how to make enough money to buy some land for us, yourself. – A Daughter of the Land by Gene Stratton-Porter
  2. They may be crushed by falling masts, or driven right on board a wreck, or against rocks, where, in spite of the efforts of their crews, they may be dashed to pieces. – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  3. In spite of his repeated efforts he only met with one success, and that was one of which he was scarcely entitled to be proud. – A Hero of Romance by Richard Marsh
  4. In vain were all my efforts to find you both, until at last I heard that she was dead. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  5. His friends soon saw, that, in spite of all their efforts he would die. – The Story of the Greeks by H. A. Guerber
  6. He now saw that such efforts always had been folly, and that he ought to have seen to it that her mind on this important point was from the first perfectly clear; then nothing would have happened. – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  7. But with all their efforts they could come to no explanation of what had really happened. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  8. Day after day we now pushed onward in desperate northward efforts – My Attainment of the Pole by Frederick A. Cook
  9. Thus we are born not by free will, not by works, not by our efforts – Historical Introductions to the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church by Friedrich Bente
  10. Nothing that he could do,- no success in his efforts can make me be as I should have been had I been born his heir. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  11. We were working over him at the time and we knew that our efforts would be useless. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. If the other efforts have failed, this, at least, has been a success, and it was time that some one took him in hand. – A Houseful of Girls by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  13. He seemed struggling to restrain it, but it burst from him in spite of all his efforts – Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. I. by John L. Stephens
  14. " Will you be satisfied with our efforts – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  15. There was a long struggle, during which the delirious man made desperate efforts to get free. – The Mynns' Mystery by George Manville Fenn
  16. " We have been making efforts to bring about negotiations with Holland and Zeeland," wrote Alexander to Philip. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  17. All my poor little efforts to please him are thrown away. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  18. Good luck to your efforts – A College Girl by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  19. And it is the same, I think, with all the efforts the Free Press has made in the past. – The Free Press by Hilaire Belloc
  20. She made desperate efforts however to secure possession of her son, but all in vain. – The Northern Light by E. Werner