“Tom Coburn has exercised a lot more influence on the race than anyone has actually realized,” Shapard said.
The mechanisms to protest such abuses must be exercised regularly or they will be lost.
The political world and her most fervent fans may be exercised about a presidential bid.
Bulger declared the trial a “sham” and exercised his right to not testify.
If the far-left is exercised and the far-right is exercised, it means that you may have something viable to consider.
We have exercised the highest function of the will and made a choice.
A vast political 'pull' was exercised at Topeka and Washington.
And I meditated in the night with my own heart: and I was exercised and I swept my spirit.
As I speak, some of the sentences which exercised me when a boy rise to my recollection.
The influence with the Timaeus has exercised upon posterity is due partly to a misunderstanding.
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).
late 14c., "to employ, put into active use," from exercise (n.); originally "to make use of;" also in regard to mental and spiritual training; sense of "engage in physical activity" is from 1650s. Related: Exercised; exercises; exercising.
exercise ex·er·cise (ěk'sər-sīz')
Active bodily exertion performed to develop or maintain fitness.