Examples of effortful in a Sentence
the book's abstruse subject matter and dense prose make for effortful reading
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Antigone’’ is not, and Page’s effortful struggles appeared to throw Vital off her game.
Setting Robards aside, which isn’t easy, Hanks’ turn is valiant but effortful and is the film’s one casting misstep.
But to the director Emma Miller’s credit, that bout is a long, real-time slog up and down the piste, effortful and tough, and a little ugly.
Happily obsessive over the tiniest detail, his great talent is making even the most effortful creations look effortless.
This requires attention, takes time, and is effortful.
Instead the babies learned from different examples of effortful actions (opening a container or unlatching a carabineer) that the new toy probably also required persistence.
Babies attentively watch those around them, and use that information to guide their own effortful behavior.
Hilary Swank’s turn as the crafty FBI agent on the gang’s trail is effortful rather than effortless.
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First Known Use of effortful
arduous, Augean, backbreaking, challenging, demanding, difficult, exacting, formidable, grueling (or gruelling), hard, heavy, herculean, killer, laborious, moiling, murderous, rigorous, rough, rugged, severe, stiff, strenuous, sweaty, tall, testing, toilsome, tough, uphill;
abstract, abstruse, complex, complicated, elusive, hairy, insoluble, intricate, involved, knotty, opaque, problematic (also problematical), recondite, serious, spiny, stubborn, thorny, ticklish, tricky;
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