Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EFFORTS

All efforts to ascertain your fate proved utterly fruitless.

It required all the captain's seamanship, and the efforts of all the crew, to withstand it.

By our efforts, we have lit a fire as well—a fire in the minds of men.

The degree to which we work them out depends on our own efforts.

That fact had been of incalculable advantage to him in his efforts to reach the shore with her.

In the man's emphasis the girl realized at last the inefficacy of her efforts to combat his will.

His wife, who had followed him to the hill, assisted her husband's efforts.

Your efforts will not prevail; for our gates shall for ever deny you admittance.

She and he had toiled side by side like real partners; her efforts had been real and unstinted.

The fear of death paralysed her efforts to escape the gallows.