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  • a  requiring great physical effort

  • I wondered if, by examining how they do it, I might learn to deploy what psychologists call "effortful control" when passing the vending machine at 4 p.
  • There was nothing effortful about it.
  • Preschool is a time when the prefrontal lobes, which are the center of executive functions and what Pagani and others call "effortful control" are just developing.
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  • A-Rod is still kind of a dork
    No one quite understands Alex Rodriguez, let alone his signature combination of effortless grace and painfully effortful personal dorkiness. We can study it, we can write long essays in which A-Rod's spooky opacity is compared to various performance artists, and most often -- and quite often, recently -- we can just wonder in bafflement at his world-historically defective decision-making.
    Aug. 12, 2013 - Philly.com

  • chairman Prachanda in Xinhua
    The people have established the CPN-M, a revolutionary party, as the largest party in the CA; the reactionary and status quoist forces, however, are not ready to accept this and are effortful tobar it from ascending to helm of the power,...

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