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Usage examples for exert

  1. Could they have expected less from him than a stern rebuke, if they refused to exert themselves in the cause of freedom? – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. Lady Belfield told me that the amiable Fanny, after having wept over the grave of her mother, was removed to the house of the benevolent clergyman, who had kindly promised her an asylum till Lady Belfield's return to town, when it was intended she should be received into her family; that worthy man and his wife having taken on themselves a full responsibility for her character and disposition; and generously promised that they would exert themselves to advance her progress in knowledge during the interval. – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  3. Exert your will, and compel your nerves to be calm. – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  4. She will exert her utmost efforts, I am convinced. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  5. It is a fine exercise for young people, if they are moderate and do not over- exert themselves. – Our Bessie by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  6. " She should not be allowed to exert herself in that way," observed Mr. Lacy;-" she may do herself much harm." – Ellen Middleton--A Tale by Georgiana Fullerton
  7. He did not like to admit it to himself; but he felt the hostility which is produced in strong, self- willed characters by the presence of another person with a strong character proposing to exert itself. – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  8. They have no rest day or night, and have to exert themselves to the utmost. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  9. " Don't you exert yourself, Colonel; let me do the talking- for a change," he added with a twinkle in his eyes. – Flamsted quarries by Mary E. Waller
  10. But come now, exert thy mighty strength; nor does it at all become thee to stand leisurely with thy armour. – The Iliad of Homer (1873) by Homer
  11. The dying was to be for others, and to exert tremendous influence upon the whole race. – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  12. In eight years of steady work, the college has contrived to exert an influence that is felt in all parts of the United States and of Canada. – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  13. This extensive flat could not fail to exert a noticeable influence upon the country and its inhabitants. – The Story of Russia by R. Van Bergen
  14. If not, assuredly she must exert a force of character which she had begun to suspect was not in her. – The Emancipated by George Gissing
  15. But I cannot exert your will for you; you must do that. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  16. Even if the events of the lesson exert no direct influence on affairs to- day, their significance may be brought home to the student by an illustration from current history. – The Teaching of History by Ernest C. Hartwell
  17. Do these Wants prompt Men to exert their Power in requiring that of others, which they themselves would rather be excused from, were the same required of them? – John Woolman's Journal by John Woolman Commentator: Vida Scudder
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