Sentence in Classic:
If you will advise me, knowing my feeble powers such as they are, how you think it will be best to exert them in a dilemma so unwonted, you will add another friendly obligation to the many you have already rendered me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
Under the decemvirs the ancient valour of the Roman soldiers had in no degree abated; yet, because they were no longer animated by the same good will, they did not exert themselves as they were wont.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
It was the moment for tact; for the quick bridging over of gaps; but Selden still leaned against the window, a detached observer of the scene, and under the spell of his observation Lily felt herself powerless to exert her usual arts.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context
Connie was aware from successful, old, hearty, bluffing Sir Malcolm, that artists did advertise themselves, and exert themselves to put their goods over.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
His last journey to London had been undertaken with no other view than that of introducing her brother in Hill Street, and prevailing on the Admiral to exert whatever interest he might have for getting him on.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
Known to have some influence with her sister, she was continually requested, or at least receiving hints to exert it, beyond what was practicable.
Her father, contented with laughing at them, would never exert himself to restrain the wild giddiness of his youngest daughters; and her mother, with manners so far from right herself, was entirely insensible of the evil.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
When the meal was ended, the scout cast a glance upward at the setting sun, and pushed forward with a rapidity which compelled Heyward and the still vigorous Munro to exert all their muscles to equal.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context