The question is whether Gingrich can sustain that effort when the debate spotlight fades.
In an effort to save taxpayer dollars, states have been decreasing the number of beds in their psychiatric hospitals for decades.
He abandoned the effort when few of his readers followed through with it.
Were it possible, the effort would require many, many millions of dollars over many years.
Mikhael Manekin, of the recently established research and policy institute Molad, directly addressed this effort.
The effort was thoroughly well-meant, but sorrow had not much of a chance.
Making an effort to rise, he seemed surprised at his own weakness.
Stefan noticed it, and she braced herself by an effort, only to droop again.
To that effort I pledge all my strength and every power of my office.
For a moment he had run out of words, and again they made no effort to answer him.
late 15c., from Middle French effort, noun of action from Old French esforz "force, impetuosity, strength, power," back-formation from esforcier "force out, exert oneself," from Vulgar Latin *exfortiare "to show strength" (source of Italian sforza), from Latin ex- "out" (see ex-) + Latin fortis "strong" (see fort).
Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt. [Ortega y Gasset, 1949]Related: Efforts.