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ef·fort

(ef'ŏrt),
Deliberate exertion of physical or mental power.

effort

Expenditure of physical or mental energy.
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And here a transfer takes place: the incomplete sexuality of the siren is conflated (somewhat effortfully, one must admit) with the poet/creator's search, whose own sexuality is displaced upwards into a search for the ideal: "La poesie n'avait chez lui ni sexe ni corps, elle demeurait la sirene et, dangereuse ou innocente, elle conservait cependant toute la hauteur d'un desir infini, d'absolu" (136).
It is the result of an earthquake upending the layers of personality that had been effortfully laid down one upon the other.
Because these lacks solicit and provoke one another they deprive Comparative Literature of the conditions for complacency: because it cannot be, it struggles effortfully to become.
In short, a dilemma may result with counselors-in-training when they fail to process new information effortfully into their current knowledge.
Gregory Turay's Ottavio was also well, if effortfully, sung.
Temperament influences learning due to variations in tendencies to persist on tasks, to resist distraction, and to process information effortfully. With the passage of time, tendencies toward minimal processing of information or rushing through homework limit the depth of knowledge acquired.