The former president pledged to redouble his efforts to fight capital punishment.
Luckey says he understands why the hazing continues, despite all efforts to end it.
The main newspapers thanked Obama on their front page and attributed the evidence to FBI's efforts.
What we clearly disagree on is the question of how—or whether—this issue fits into efforts to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace.
I disturb their efforts to get their children and the few clothes they have with them clean using hoses and battered buckets.
The hired man ceased his efforts at once, glad to be done with the savage.
I was nearly exhausted myself by the violence of my efforts.
What he saw, if anything, caused him to increase his efforts.
Then the efforts, through long use, become definite and specific.
Though the efforts of explorers in Yucatan have been attended with rich results, still few places have been fully described.
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.