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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Effort

EF'FORT, noun [Latin fortis. See Force.] A straining; an exertion of strength; endeavor; strenuous exertion to accomplish an object; applicable to physical or intellectual power. The army, by great efforts, scaled the walls. Distinction in science is gained by continued efforts of the mind.