EFFICIENT in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EFFICIENT
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 a.  effective; acting directly to produce an effect; exhibiting a high ratio of output to input
Classic Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
1  She silently cursed the efficient and indefatigable Mrs. Merriwether, the wounded and the whole Southern Confederacy, as Prissy buttoned her in her oldest and raggedest calico frock which she used for hospital work.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
2  But, she felt approvingly, as she discovered her career of town-planning, she was now roused to being brisk and efficient herself.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
3  She herself was punctual, and efficient at making dressings, but she could not, like Mrs. Lyman Cass and Mrs. Bogart, fill the dressings with hate for enemies.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
4  Yet they seemed to be as efficient as the Sam Clarks.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVII
5  Her father, scarce knowing what he did, was plunging in after her, but was held back by some behind him, who saw that more efficient aid had followed his child.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
6  Yet our laws positively and utterly forbid any efficient general educational system, and they do it wisely, too; for, just begin and thoroughly educate one generation, and the whole thing would be blown sky high.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
7  He was an expert and efficient workman in whatever he undertook; and was, both from habit and principle, prompt and faithful.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXIII
8  And in many ways the animal method of doing things was more efficient and saved labour.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VI
9  The efficient, sometimes charming women knew a thing or two about the sensual realities: they had that pull over their jigging English sisters.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 17
10  You know, Watson, I don't mind confessing to you that I have always had an idea that I would have made a highly efficient criminal.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
11  In the next place, I hoped to procure some means of fire, so that I should have the weapon of a torch at hand, for nothing, I knew, would be more efficient against these Morlocks.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In VII
12  And if you are inclined to despise the day of small things, seek some more efficient succour than such as I can offer.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIX
13  To him the Southern problem is simply that of making efficient workingmen out of this material, by giving them the requisite technical skill and the help of invested capital.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In IX
14  Zenobia, though doubtful of the girl's efficiency, was tempted by the freedom to find fault without much risk of losing her; and so Mattie came to Starkfield.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In III
15  Her efficiency shamed and dazzled him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In IV
Example Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
16  Gutenberg's reproduction of holy texts was far more efficient.
17  Canadian Clear Water has designed the most economical and efficient sea water desalination plants.
18  Amazon has patented a wristband that tracks the hand movements of warehouse workers and uses vibrations to nudge them into being more efficient.
19  Such action can be justified on the grounds of greater efficiency.
20  They need only announce a general aim of improving efficiency or international competitiveness and their case is virtually made for them.
21  The application of new scientific discoveries to industrial production methods usually increases efficiency.
22  OBJECTIVE To evaluate the quality of astragaloside liposome and determine its entrapment efficiency.
23  New timekeeping procedures had been introduced as part of an efficiency drive.
24  Houses are graded from nought to ten for energy efficiency.
25  The production efficiency is lamed by the old machines.
26  Fairness, rather than efficiency, is the guiding principle.
27  New Scientist took up some original thought on an old idea, the flywheel, which can store energy with high efficiency.
28  The program was implemented with great efficiency and speed.
29  The BBC says the efficiency savings are vital for it to respond to rapid changes in technology.
30  The worker oils the machine to operate it more efficiently.