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It is a right to be exercised in subordination to the Constitution and in conformity to it.

(a) Why should care be exercised in the selection of foods to be canned?

What care should be exercised in the use of colorings in candy?

Care should be exercised in their baking to prevent them from burning.

(b) How can economy be exercised in the use of butter in cooking?

What care should be exercised by those who think of being married?

Much ingenuity was exercised in the making of these dwellings.

Of course I was exercised in my mind as to who had sent me the warning.

A strict discipline was exercised over the princes at this period.

That was not a charge depending on the city in which it might be exercised.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "condition of being in active operation; practice for the sake of training," from Old French exercice (13c.) "exercise, execution of power; physical or spiritual exercise," from Latin exercitium "training, exercise," from exercitare, frequentative of exercere "keep busy, drive on," literally "remove restraint," from ex- "off" (see ex-) + arcere "keep away, prevent, enclose," from PIE *ark- "to hold, contain, guard" (see arcane).

Original sense may have been driving farm animals to the field to plow. Meaning "physical activity" first recorded in English late 14c.; in reference to written schoolwork from early 17c. The ending was abstracted for formations such as dancercise (1967); jazzercise (1977); and boxercise (1985).

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