verb (used with object), ex·er·cised, ex·er·cis·ing.
verb (used without object), ex·er·cised, ex·er·cis·ing.
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Blair never made the mistake of underestimating Brooks, and his own considerable powers of ingratiation were exercised on her.Murdoch on the Rocks: How a Lone Reporter Revealed the Mogul's Tabloid Terror Machine|Clive Irving|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Distasteful those ads might be, but restrictions on political speech should be exercised with great deliberation and caution.
“Tom Coburn has exercised a lot more influence on the race than anyone has actually realized,” Shapard said.Tea Party Darling T.W. Shannon Crashes to Oklahoma Senate Primary Defeat|Tim Mak|June 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But big brains were exercised in how the stars were produced, directed, scripted, and managed.
The political world and her most fervent fans may be exercised about a presidential bid.Don’t Run for President, Hillary. Become a ‘Post-President’ Instead|Tina Brown|May 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Congress have made corporations, and exercised complete legislation in the Western Territory.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
One day the troops were marched to Chantilly and exercised in a mock battle.Company G|A. R. (Albert Rowe) Barlow
The dominating influence which his presence had exercised over me, faded away completely in my imagination.Katia|Leo Tolstoy
And this virtue in a Christian man is exercised for the behoof of others, as well as for his own.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians|G. G. Findlay
In a moment he had felt all that that enormous power could accomplish; in a moment he had exercised it, proved it, wearied of it.Melmoth Reconciled|Honore de Balzac