Facebook exerts an inordinate amount of control over your life.
First of all, it exerts a new level of hegemonic control over users' experiences.
And second, well, no, sorry—violence and death are not what you inevitably get when the United States exerts its influence.
The articles say Miscavige exerts such influence that “managers follow his orders, however bizarre, with lemming-like obedience.”
It occurred to me that when molten cast iron cools it exerts a tremendous pressure.
Now she exerts her power with an energy to which he believed her a stranger.
The shock of conflict is exciting and exerts a sort of fascination.
The resistance of the Gulf does not form the bars, though it exerts an influence.
That same sun which warmed the water and liberated the vapour, exerts a subtler power on the nutriment of the tree.
It exerts uniform pressure and in this way does no injury to the parts.