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  • n. Plural form of exertion.


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  • A beautiful fruit of grace it was, that he who had by persecutions robbed many of their all (Ac 26: 10), should become the foremost in exertions for their relief. as I have given -- rather, "gave order," namely, during my journey through Galatia, that mentioned in Ac 18: 23.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • But the conscious taciturnity of Edgar recalled her exertions; struck and afflicted by the truth she had pronounced, he could not controvert it; he was mute; but his look spoke keen disturbance and bitter regret.


  • I watched over my hasty temper, subdued my burning impatience of character, schooled my self-engrossing thoughts, educating myself to the best perfection I might attain, that the fruit of my exertions might be his happiness.

    The Last Man

  • He recalled his exertions and solicitations, and the history of his project of army reform, which had been accepted for consideration and which they were trying to pass over in silence simply because another, a very poor one, had already been prepared and submitted to the Emperor.

    War and Peace

  • Both Thomas and Campbell were out for the rest of the day: their exertions were a success, though only temporary, for the sail raised and lowered indifferently As soon as they fixed the pin on the block, someone would have to go up again.

    A Furnace Afloat

  • This so enraged Kinch, that in default of any other missile, he threw his lime-covered cap at the head of the coachman; but, unfortunately for himself, the only result of his exertions was the lodgment of his cap in the topmost bough of a neighbouring tree, from whence it was rescued with great difficulty.

    The Garies and Their Friends

  • In this he proved a true prophet, and, as we shall see later, his exertions were a potent factor in establishing the fine arts on a firm basis in New York.

    Letters and Journals 01

  • When they set out to make their fortune, at a very early age, their mother also having in the meantime died, two half-educated but high-spirited and strongly-feeling boys, they had parted with a kind of vow that all their exertions should be addressed to the task of regaining their old possessions and home, and that neither should set foot again upon that beloved alienated land until able in some measure to redeem this pledge.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • This appreciation of my exertions was the warmest welcome that I could have received on my first entrance into civilization after so many years of savagedom.

    In the Heart of Africa

  • The object to which they mainly addressed their exertions was the education of emigrant children whose fathers had perished in the convulsions of their country, or who were unable to obtain instruction for them.

    Memoirs of the Court and Cabinets of George the Third, Volume 2 (of 2) From the Original Family Documents


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