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Definition of Exertion

Exertion

  1. The act of exerting, or putting into motion or action; the active exercise of any power or faculty; an effort, esp. a laborious or perceptible effort; as, an exertion of strength or power; an exertion of the limbs or of the mind; it is an exertion for him to move, to-day.

Exertion Quotations

Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess. I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
Robert Burns

Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion, and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
Anna Pavlova

War is the domain of physical exertion and suffering.
Carl von Clausewitz

A multitude of causes unknown to former times are now acting with a combined force to blunt the discriminating powers of the mind, and unfitting it for all voluntary exertion to reduce it to a state of almost savage torpor.
William Wordsworth

I have found that no exertion of the legs can bring two minds much nearer to one another.
Henry David Thoreau
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Exertion Translations

exertion in Dutch is krachtsinspanning
exertion in Latin is intentio, conatus
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