Definitions

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  • adv. Without effort; without difficulty or struggle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without effort or apparent effort

Etymologies

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From effort + -less + -ly.

Examples

  • They way he can move his voice up and down so effortlessly is amazing.

    David Archuleta David Cook “Today” Video

  • Your advantaged and/or bright child may succeed effortlessly from the ages of three to seven years of age (approximately) when language acquisition is at its peak and little academic stress is put upon them.

    Sending a Child to School in Mexico

  • The whole is brought together in the third part of the book, the novel, and as is often the case with me, a book suddenly glides effortlessly from a good read into a great one.

    The Visible World

  • I love how he moves so effortlessly from the three standards being his personal criteria to making them universal criteria.

    Bloomin’ Wisdom « So Many Books

  • PSPBrick is a program used to downgrade the firmware … i used it recently to downgrade from 2.00 to 1.50 so i cud home brew some games … after u have downgraded and your bored with home brews you can upgrade again effortlessly with no re precussions! xoxo

    Meet Trojan.PSPBrick.

  • All the images were copied effortlessly from the Blake Archive.

    Golgonooza Text

  • The JUNO-Stage effortlessly translates to the studio as well.

    Harmony Central

  • What “Man on Wire” does so effortlessly is traverse the dangerous area between an audience’s need to know everything they can about the story and yet still have something left to the imagination.

    “Man on Wire” captures rebellious spirit on a tightrope » Scene-Stealers

  • But the hotel room wasn’t much consolation, because I’d be endlessly replaying what I just said, my brain effortlessly picking up the dumbest thing I had said in the last hour and endlessly replaying it in a loop.

    Guess Who's Back? Back Again?

  • And because Washington is ever ready to play the role assigned to it—American sanctions help keep average Cubans relatively poor and underemployed—El Comandante as Castro likes to be called effortlessly pushes tensions up and down to suit the needs of the moment.

    The J Curve

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