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  • n. Plural form of effort.


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  • A more sensible version of the question would be 'do you think the evidence justifies efforts to reduce carbon emissions' or '..efforts to discourage your children from smoking' which should produce close to the 100% result you apparently require!

    The Economist: Correspondent's diary

  • Technically, the group kicked off Bike Month with itsBike-to-Work fundraiser at the end of April, but the main thrust of their efforts is the Commute Challenge contest, in which teams of four to ten coworkers (or individuals riding as solo participants) compete to log the most miles and percent of trips by bike during the month.

    National Bike Month Kicks Off With Commute Challenge « PubliCola

  • Spurring the efforts is a new field known as biodiversity informatics, which uses sophisticated computer techniques to sift and analyze data in novel ways.

    Marine Census Shows Vast Diversity of Sea Life

  • Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that his country is fully entitled to stop what he called "efforts to smuggle" weapons into Hamas-controlled Gaza - which he called the militant Palestinian group's "terror enclave."

    Irish Ship Drops Out of Gaza Flotilla; Organizers Vow to Sail

  • He warned the Palestinians that what he called "efforts to delegitimize Israel" would end in failure.

    Obama: Palestine-Israel Solution Must Be Based on 1967 Borders

  • In his statement today, Allen criticized Fox for what he described as her efforts to impugn “the attitudes of my mother.”

    VA:SEN: Allen Admits Jewish Mother

  • She also confirmed an unspecified number of jobs will be cut in what she called efforts to improve customer experiences and to evolve in a "global financial environment ... unlike anything we have ever seen."

    Best Buy's Store-Staffing Changes Draw Circuit City Comparisons

  • Mr. Obama also said he wouldn't be affected by what he described as the efforts of some Republicans to recreate the dynamics under the Clinton administration, when President Bill Clinton's failure to enact a health-care plan helped sweep Republicans into power in Congress.

    Obama Pledges to 'Own' Health-Care Bill

  • The president really pushing back on what he describes as efforts to kill reform with smoke and mirrors, and, as he says, filling the air waves with deceptive and dishonest ads.

    CNN Transcript Oct 17, 2009

  • LAWRENCE: ACORN has just released a new video to fight what it calls efforts to suppress voter turnout.

    CNN Transcript Oct 23, 2008


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