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.
2 But, she felt approvingly, as she discovered her career of town-planning, she was now roused to being brisk and efficient herself.
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.
4 Yet they seemed to be as efficient as the Sam Clarks.
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.
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.
7 He was an expert and efficient workman in whatever he undertook; and was, both from habit and principle, prompt and faithful.
8 And in many ways the animal method of doing things was more efficient and saved labour.
9 The efficient, sometimes charming women knew a thing or two about the sensual realities: they had that pull over their jigging English sisters.
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.
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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.
12 And if you are inclined to despise the day of small things, seek some more efficient succour than such as I can offer.
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.
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.
15 Her efficiency shamed and dazzled him.