EXERTION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EXERTION
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exertion
 n.  use of a lot of mental or physical effort; expenditure of much physical work
Classic Sentence: (147 in 10 pages)
1  I wrote, and this exertion greatly fatigued me; but my convalescence had commenced, and proceeded regularly.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
2  But this was a luxury of sensation that could not endure; I became fatigued with excess of bodily exertion and sank on the damp grass in the sick impotence of despair.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
3  Mr. Kirwin came in and insisted that my strength should not be exhausted by too much exertion.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 21
4  But the overflowing misery I now felt, and the excess of agitation that I endured rendered me incapable of any exertion.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 23
5  Frankenstein has daily declined in health; a feverish fire still glimmers in his eyes, but he is exhausted, and when suddenly roused to any exertion, he speedily sinks again into apparent lifelessness.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
6  Saying this, he endeavoured to spring from the bed, but the exertion was too great for him; he fell back and fainted.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
7  She could consult with her brother, could receive her sister-in-law on her arrival, and treat her with proper attention; and could strive to rouse her mother to similar exertion, and encourage her to similar forbearance.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
8  He really felt conscientiously vexed on the occasion; for the very exertion to which he had limited the performance of his promise to his father was by this arrangement rendered impracticable.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5
9  "I think I have," replied Elinor, with an exertion of spirits, which increased with her increase of emotion.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
10  The necessity of concealing from her mother and Marianne, what had been entrusted in confidence to herself, though it obliged her to unceasing exertion, was no aggravation of Elinor's distress.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
11  A few minutes more of silent exertion enabled him to proceed with composure.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
12  Her mind was so much weakened that she still fancied present exertion impossible, and therefore it only dispirited her more.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38
13  Mrs. Dashwood immediately took all that trouble on herself; and Elinor had the benefit of the information without the exertion of seeking it.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47
14  I know it was a good squeeze, because, being very plump, whenever she made any little exertion after she was dressed, some of the buttons on the back of her gown flew off.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. I OBSERVE
15  Surely there are some ways in which I might begin life with hardly any outlay, and yet begin with a good hope of getting on by resolution and exertion.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23. I CORROBORATE Mr. DICK, AND CHOOSE A PROFESSI...
Example Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  She was hot and breathless from the exertion of cycling uphill.
2  It requires no great exertion of the imagination to recognize the truth of this.
3  The exertion spent in unscrewing the rusty bolt left her exhausted.
4  He exerted all his influence to make them accept his plan.
5  He exerted himself to win the game.
6  He exerted considerable influence on the thinking of the scientific community on these issues.
7  His father exerted a lot of pressure on him to succeed.
8  The virtue of a man ought to be measured not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his everyday conduct.
9  He likes to exert his authority.
10  If you were to exert your influence they might change their decision.
11  I was too tired to exert myself.
12  Furthermore, it is difficult for the participant observer not to exert some influence on the events that are being observed.
13  I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will, which I now exert to leave you.
14  Much enjoyment I do not expect in the life opening before me: yet it will, doubtless, if I regulate my mind, and exert my powers as I ought, yield me enough to live on from day to day.
15  In physics, magnetism is one of the phenomena by which materials exert attractive or repulsive forces on other materials.