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effort

Physics an applied force acting against inertia
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Take, for instance, Keelan's version of "Amies, en gran cossierier," a tenso between Raimbaut D'Aurenga and an "anonymous Domna." An effortfully "cool" teenage sensibility shifts into neo-Victorian courtly archaism and back again:
Ebest works diligently, if a little effortfully, to map the bean sidhe onto her army of Irish-American women writers.
In spite of the largely implicit nature of social cognition, explicit awareness does have a place in explaining social behavior, insofar as explicit awareness is seen as a frequent pre-condition to the activation of more implicit modes of cognition: preconscious (i.e., implicit processes) '[have] to be enacted or engaged in effortfully and consciously to begin with, and like any skill or mental process, only after considerable use [can] they recede into the preconscious [i.e., the automatic level]' (Bargh 1997:52).
Armantrout can depict her own poems as effortfully approximate attempts to show what things are like, and how she is like others, without claiming that she knows how other people really feel, or how things really are: I write things down to show others later or to show myself that I am not alone with my experience.
For most of history, Tilson Thomas's orchestra (he's also Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony) has used as its primary residence the Lincoln Road Theatre, a converted movie house on the busiest stretch of restaurant-and shop-lined pavement in South Beach, with acoustics reaching effortfully toward adequacy.
As a neurotic writer's paranoia is gradually justified over one very long night in London's East End, this effortfully quirky pic refuses to settle for mere ineptitude, adding casual misogyny and pronounced racism to its rap sheet.