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A kind of net for effecting an involuntary change of environment.

And should we not enquire what sort of knowledge has the power of effecting such a change?

Is he a worse physician who uses a little gentle violence in effecting the cure?

Therefore there will be no difficulty in effecting an entry.

I found out at once where they lived, and set about effecting this delicate charge.

It was, to him, one of those sad mutations which the course of fortune is ever effecting.

Perhaps—I only say perhaps—Miss Bellew had a share in effecting it.

He believed the power of example to be capable of effecting all that a ruler should desire.

But we had great trouble in effecting a mutual understanding.

They employed all their thoughts on the means of effecting it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "a result," from Old French efet (13c., Modern French effet) "result, execution, completion, ending," from Latin effectus "accomplishment, performance," from past participle stem of efficere "work out, accomplish," from ex- "out" (see ex-) + facere "to do" (see factitious).

Meaning "impression produced on the beholder" is from 1736. Sense in stage effect, sound effect, etc. first recorded 1881. The verb is from 1580s. Related: Effecting; effection.

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