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Word: effective

Definition: effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph


Sentences Containing 'effective'

The filtration plants owned and operated by large cities are usually safe; there is careful supervision of the filters, and frequent and effective cleanings are made.
Glasses relieve the muscles of the extra adjustment, and hence are effective in eliminating this cause of headache.
Motion is thus hindered, and the effective value of the acting force is lessened.
The warmer the water, the better will be the emulsion, and hence the more effective the removal of dirt and grease.
But the stronger the current through the coil, the stronger will be the force tending to rotate the coil, and hence the less effective will be the hindrance of the twisting string.
So that a play of swinging lines alternating with shadow passages, drawn like all the other shadows with parallel lines not following the form, is often effective, and suggests the quality of hair in nature.
As it is, these transitions from one key into another please and surprise one, and are very effective.
MERCURY, AND CUPID -LRB- NATIONAL GALLERY -RRB- A fine example of one of the most effective tone arrangements; a brilliantly lit, richly modelled light mass on a dark background.
The millions are awake enough for physical labor; but only one in a million is awake enough for effective intellectual exertion, only one in a hundred millions to a poetic or divine life.
I tried to speak, but the gag was effective; I could not make a sound.
The latter is used in Hiawatha; but it is worth reading in the original form, if only that one may see how effective a genuine poem can be without the helps and graces of poetic measure and rhythm PEBOAN AND SEEGWUN.
Most of my readers are aware that the second act of``Parisina''opens with the celebrated and effective duet in which Parisina, while sleeping, betrays to Azzo the secret of her love for Ugo.
And this time it must be confessed that, contrary to the usual state of affairs in discussions between the young men, the effective arguments were all on Albert's side.
Hence natural selection might be effective in giving the proper colour to each kind of grouse, and in keeping that colour, when once acquired, true and constant.
We may also attribute to the inherited effects of use the fact of the mouth in several kinds of flat-fish being bent towards the lower surface, with the jaw bones stronger and more effective on this, the eyeless side of the head, than on the other, for the sake, as Dr. Traquair supposes, of feeding with ease on the ground.
And in this case, the individuals which secreted a fluid, in some degree or manner the most nutritious, so as to partake of the nature of milk, would in the long run have reared a larger number of well-nourished offspring, than would the individuals which secreted a poorer fluid; and thus the cutaneous glands, which are the homologues of the mammary glands, would have been improved or rendered more effective.
The method by which Cervantes won the ear of the Spanish people ought, mutatis mutandis, to be equally effective with the great majority of English readers.

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