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
  3. Sam Clemens never liked unnecessary exertion. – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  4. He felt a miserable sinking of the heart, a weariness as if after great exertion. – Denzil Quarrier by George Gissing
  5. McGill College will never be anything until some exertion is made by those who have control of it. – McGill and its Story, 1821-1921 by Cyrus Macmillan
  6. But we are not secondary parties in this war; we are principals in the danger, and ought to be principals in the exertion. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  7. This would save time and great exertion on the part of someone to carry them from the river to the beds. – Natalie: A Garden Scout by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  8. His face was very red, as if considerable exertion had been required. – What's-His-Name by George Barr McCutcheon
  9. The exertion was so great that he did not repeat it for a considerable time. – The Claverings by Anthony Trollope
  10. A little exertion on such a night made us very hot. – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
  11. Wearied with his unusual exertion, the old man now dropped off to sleep, and Ann went softly about, folding and piling the clothes into a big basket already half full. – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various
  12. The alarm was instantly given- every exertion was made to collect the scattered men, and parties were stationed in the most advantageous positions. – An Impartial Narrative of the Most Important Engagements Which Took Place Between His Majesty's Forces and the Rebels, During the Irish Rebellion, 1798. Including very interesting information not before made public. Carefully collected from authentic lett by John Jones
  13. Worn out by his recent exertion, he had fallen asleep directly after they had eaten supper. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower