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  • verb Present participle of exert.


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  • The USA wasted little time in exerting its dominance against Barbados, taking a 1-0 lead when Clint Dempsey scored off an assist from Carlos Bocanegra in the first minute.

    USA routs Barbados in World Cup qualifying game

  • It's not like he didn't delight in exerting some torture and death on those whose beliefs he didn't agree with (prior to being blinded by the light), so I doubt human nature would surprise him.

    A Voice from the Middle Ground

  • The authority they are exerting is over the image of the subject in the culture-at-large, not the subject.

    More on Cultural Appropriation

  • Overview: Overly reports that the largest and most influential population, the Baby Boomer Generation, is once again exerting its gravitational pull on the American socio-cultural landscape.

    The Boomer Blog: FH BOOM DAILY DIGEST Archives

  • Senator Stevens's point is to intimidate MTV, Comedy Central, the satellite radio purveyors of Howard Stern and countless others from this moment on, whether he ultimately succeeds in exerting seemingly unconstitutional power over them or not.

    March 2005

  • She felt her pride and pleasure equally interested in exerting towards him that generosity, which from the rest of his family she had withheld; and the apparent dejection of his spirits, the reluctance with which he left the Hall, made him appear to her more worthy than ever of her favour.

    The Old Manor House

  • 'am I to do? there is no alternative but Mr Weimar or a convent; the latter is my preferable choice, and if he persists to-morrow in exerting the authority he claims over me, I will fly to that for protection.'

    The Castle of Wolfenbach

  • There’d be no point in exerting the effort to compete with each other, because there are no resources for which to do so.

    "Thank god, more guys!" « Love | Peace | Ohana

  • Whereas those who are moderates or want to kow tow to moderates almost uniformly reject the idea of exerting discipline.

    Charlie Crist is the diversity candidate? NRSC FAIL - Erick’s blog - RedState

  • Functional carbohydrates were defined as exerting health effects beyond basic energy supply.

    Mistakes were made, but not by me | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.


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