How then does a lobby with no popular support manage to exert influence in a democratic country?
Each party has its fringe elements and special interests that exert disproportionate influence.
Dawn Forbes, another Golden Isles Tea Party activist, agrees, and sees the offer of grants as another way to exert to control.
The U.S. needs to be in Afghanistan to also exert its influence over the existence of such forces in Pakistan.
That strong undercurrent at the Democratic convention threatens to exert a strong pull on the way the gathering is portrayed.
The heathen, as a general remark, exert themselves no oftener and no longer than they feel the pressure of present want.
What attraction and counter-attraction they must exert upon each other!
Indeed, it was unusually hot, and somehow none of them aspired to exert themselves any more than they could help.
The crew had to exert their utmost strength to clear the end of the reef.
Ignorance, poverty, and crime and misery still exist and exert their evil influence in the world.