[ US /ɪɡˈzɝʃən/ ]
[ UK /ɛɡzˈɜːʃən/ ]
  1. use of physical or mental energy; hard work
    he got an A for effort
    they managed only with great exertion
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How To Use exertion In A Sentence

  • This concept of embodiment doesn't apply just to times of exertion, of course.
  • It is the keenest spur to exertion, and surest of all guards against improbity. Times, Sunday Times
  • The result of the combined exertions of Messrs. Savage and Wilson was not only the obtaining of a very full account of the habits of this new creature, but a still more important service to science, the enabling the excellent American anatomist already mentioned, Professor Wyman, to describe, from ample materials, the distinctive osteological characters of the new form. Essays
  • Mr. Dominico respectfully informs the ladies and gentlemen of Washington, Georgetown, and their vicinages, that every exertion shall be used to render his performance entertaining.
  • Sounds prestigious, even if it's a friendly between teams who are not best known for over-exertion when there's no competitive oomph.
  • Once the symptoms begin to abate and you can move around comfortably, mild physical exertion may help sweat out the evil humors.
  • I watched over my hasty temper, subdued my burning impatience of character, schooled my self-engrossing thoughts, educating myself to the best perfection I might attain, that the fruit of my exertions might be his happiness. The Last Man
  • The virtue of a man ought to be measured not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his everyday conduct. 
  • Side-by-side (it takes barely half an hour to get from one to the other) are the sybaritic pleasures of the beach and the heady exertions of the sort of outdoor life enjoyed by the Von Trapp family.
  • The cooler temperatures of the last week should have quelled the amorous residents' ardour and after their recent exertions they should have quite an appetite.
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