Usage examples for exert

  1. " 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
  2. 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
  3. They have no rest day or night, and have to exert themselves to the utmost. – The Northern Light by E. Werner
  4. 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
  5. Exert your will, and compel your nerves to be calm. – Red Money by Fergus Hume
  6. It is a fine exercise for young people, if they are moderate and do not over- exert themselves. – Our Bessie by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  7. 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
  8. Evidently, the layer of vapour between the plate and the drop must exert a considerable upward pressure in order to sustain the drop, but the exact origin of this pressure is difficult to trace. – Liquid Drops and Globules, their Formation and Movements by Chas. R. Darling
  9. She will exert her utmost efforts, I am convinced. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  10. 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
  11. You needn't exert your voice, for I am not going to be duped. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  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. The dying was to be for others, and to exert tremendous influence upon the whole race. – Quiet Talks about Jesus by S. D. Gordon
  14. Please exert best endeavours to get him out of France alive as soon as possible." – Alias The Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. But I cannot exert your will for you; you must do that. – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  19. 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
  20. " 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