The authorities today announced a slew of measures in an effort to halt the violence.
The question is whether Gingrich can sustain that effort when the debate spotlight fades.
This has not translated into greater assistance for the U.S.-led effort in Afghanistan.
In an effort to save taxpayer dollars, states have been decreasing the number of beds in their psychiatric hospitals for decades.
Senate Democrats failed in their effort to end a filibuster on a bill that would raise minimum wage to $10.10 on Wednesday.
The effort was thoroughly well-meant, but sorrow had not much of a chance.
He has long been an enemy of mine, and he is making an effort to ruin me.
Stefan noticed it, and she braced herself by an effort, only to droop again.
As he went down he released his grasp on my throat in his effort to save himself.
For a moment he had run out of words, and again they made no effort to answer him.
late 15c., from Middle French effort, noun of action from Old French esforz "force, impetuosity, strength, power," back-formation from esforcier "force out, exert oneself," from Vulgar Latin *exfortiare "to show strength" (source of Italian sforza), from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + Latin fortis "strong" (see fort).
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt. [Ortega y Gasset, 1949]Related: Efforts.