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 Meanings and Examples of EFFECTIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
effective
 a.  efficient; productive; producing a strong impression or response
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Fixing her with my eye in a way which I always found effective with women, I asked her at what hour her son returned.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
2  They were not the leafy words of an effective life, young with energy and belonging to the tree.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
3  But outwardly he began to be effective.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
4  This is a very common and much-approved matrimonial course of treatment, which is often very effective.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
5  His only accomplice was one who could never give him away, and the grotesque, inconceivable nature of the device only served to make it more effective.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
6  This also you cleared up in a very effective way, though I had already come to the same conclusions from my own observations.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
7  It was, at least, absolutely effective.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
8  It was a simple trick, but exceedingly effective.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
9  If the Negro was to learn, he must teach himself, and the most effective help that could be given him was the establishment of schools to train Negro teachers.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VI
10  Political defence is becoming less and less available, and economic defence is still only partially effective.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In X
11  After making a careful examination of the place, it seemed to be just the location that we wanted in order to make our work effective and permanent.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter VIII.
12  I find that the most effective medicine for such individuals is administered at first in the form of a story, although I never tell an anecdote simply for the sake of telling one.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XV.
13  The beginning of the poem he praised with great generosity: he even found the idea original and effective.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
14  Most of my readers are aware that the second act of "Parisina" opens with the celebrated and effective duet in which Parisina, while sleeping, betrays to Azzo the secret of her love for Ugo.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
15  And this time it must be confessed that, contrary to the usual state of affairs in discussions between the young men, the effective arguments were all on Albert's side.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 38. The Compact.
Example Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
16  Discussion can be more effective than the use of brute force.
17  The drug is effective against a range of bacteria.
18  It has been demonstrated that this drug is effective.
19  Television is an effective means of communication.
20  Long prison sentences can be a very effective deterrent for offenders.
21  Antibiotics is effective to cure throat infection.
22  The company has done some effective marketing of the new model.
23  Water is not an effective shield against the sun's more harmful rays.
24  The law is no longer effective.
25  We have taken effective measures to preserve our natural resources.
26  The cheaper drugs are just as effective in treating arthritis.
27  If the law is to be effective it must be applied equitably.
28  Minority groups need more effective parliamentary representation.
29  This has proved an effective preventive.
30  I admire the effective use of colour in her paintings.