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He turned faint after the least exertion and had to leave off going to Mr. Hichens.

Belinda's prudence seemed to increase with the necessity for its exertion.

The violence of the exertion cast the young Mohican at his side.

You may readily trust, my dear Sir, that any exertion in my power is heartily at your service.

She was weary—weary from exertion and disappointment and foreboding.

They think what they have much larger than it really is; and they make no exertion.

The people knew the necessity for exertion, and they worked accordingly.

Nor does what they utter, so much seem to be singing as the voice and exertion of valour.

We cannot by any effort of thought or exertion of faith be in and out of our own minds at the same instant.

He said he was afraid that the exertion and exposure might have affected the Captain's brain.

WORD ORIGIN

1660s, "act of exerting," from exert + -ion. Meaning "vigorous action or effort" is from 1777.

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