Examples of effortful in a Sentence
the book's abstruse subject matter and dense prose make for effortful reading
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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.
Her effortful retreat from the world appears to be almost fruitless, in every sense: a care package of apples delivered midway through her stay brings her to grateful tears, shed both for the kindness and the nutritional content of the gesture.
Because of their effortful deployment of theatrical training in acting with American accents?
But, again, there aren’t too many shows talking about the stuff that OITNB is talking about right now—so my hope is that Kohan and the writers can at least try to streamline their mission into something less antic and effortful next season.
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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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