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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of effect.

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  • adj. settled securely and unconditionally


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  • She took the new circumstances in with a single cast up of her wary eyelids; and her, and her skill in surgery and art in medicine, I praised to lull her fears, which procured me the denomination of old friend, as well as handsome gentleman: she went so far as to add, in a fit of natural warmth, nice fellow; and it is the truth, that this term effected wonders in flattering me: it seemed to reveal to me how simple it was for Harry Richmond, one whom gipsies could think a nice fellow, to be the lord of Janet's affections -- to be her husband.

    The Adventures of Harry Richmond — Volume 7

  • The calling of the name effected a temporary pathway through those intangible barriers.

    The Bane of The Black Sword

  • The call effected, the first operator continued to revolve the machine so that the balls of pith should diverge in the two electrometers.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 384, May 12, 1883

  • How thoroughly the work was effected is proved by the utter change in the national character.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • These block-houses were built by the united exertions of the settlers, who began to gather from all quarters since the "Jefferson Purchase" had been effected from the French government.

    The Life and Adventures of James P. Beckwourth

  • The word effected what he desired; what almost her life demanded.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • But what they have effected is fairly attributable to their zeal and laboriousness, rather than to their peculiar opinions.

    Memoirs, Correspondence and Poetical Remains of Jane Taylor

  • I realize that you said that you believe that you personally were not effected, which is why I said that you would literally have to be living in a cabin in the woods cut off from civilization for your statement to make any sense.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Other Public Sector Pension Problem

  • The procedure is that they are "laid" before Parliament for 21 sitting days before ratification or its equivalent is effected, which is done by means of a Command Paper, accompanied since 1997 by an explanatory memorandum.

    Smoked elephant?

  • The recall effected 95 brands of cuts and gravy-style dog food and cat food.

    CNN Transcript Mar 27, 2007


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