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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TAKE EFFECT

As this began to take effect, memory also resumed its torturing work.

Little by little the cold and wet began to take effect upon me.

Wait till they pass us, that our shot may take effect on their backs.

It took a while for those last words to take effect on Barrent.

He paused for his words to take effect, and I started from my chair as if I had been struck.

But the big cat was now wary and both shots failed to take effect.

And at length the spell began to take effect on Youkahainen himself.

But the legacy is not to take effect until the day she marries.

He also added a clause to the effect that this was to be retrospective, to take effect from 1681.

I am not in the secret when the promotion is to take effect.

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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