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  • And one of the most efficacious remedies that a prince can have against conspiracies is not to be hated and despised by the people,   (source)
  • And I have no more efficacious proofing procedures in mind than those you suggest.†   (source)
  • The first sentence of "Hypnosis and Mind Control" was "Hypnosis is an efficacious yet precarious methodology and should not be assayed by neophytes," and it was every bit as difficult and boring as the first sentence of the whole book.†   (source)
  • "Powder and artillery are the most efficacious, sure and infallible conciliatory measures we can adopt," Adams wrote privately.†   (source)
  • If this was an efficacious process for the training of men, I wanted no part of manhood, I was perfectly content with being a boy.†   (source)
  • "I do thank you for taking the time, Pomona," Slughorn was saying courteously, "most authorities agree that they are at their most efficacious if picked at twilight."   (source)
  • These plantes are moste efficacious in the inflaming of the braine, and are therefore much used in Confusing and Befuddlement Draughts, where the wizard is desirous of producing hot-headedness and recklessness... ... Hermione said Sirius was becoming reckless cooped up in Grimmauld Place... ... moste efficacious in the inflaming of the braine, and are therefore much used... ... the Daily Prophet would think his brain was inflamed if they found out that he knew what Voldemort was feeling... ... therefore much used in Confusing and Befuddlement Draughts... ... confusing was the word, all right; why did he know what Voldemort was feeling?†   (source)
  • Most who suffer from the more severe nervous and cerebral disorders cannot be cured, but merely controlled; for which purposes, physical restraint and correction, a restricted diet, and cupping and bleeding to reduce excessive animal spirits, have in the past proven efficacious enough.†   (source)
  • What is this efficacious?†   (source)
  • You see now what I meant by saying that I have to marvel at my social passes, that I was suddenly sure and efficacious in this business, could talk firmly and knowingly to rich young girls, to country-club sports and university students, presenting things with one hand and carrying a cigarette in a long holder in the other.†   (source)
  • To live in the world as though it were not the world, to respect the law and yet to stand above it, to have possessions as though "one possessed nothing," to renounce as though it were no renunciation, all these favorite and often formulated propositions of an exalted worldly wisdom, it is in the power of humor alone to make efficacious.†   (source)
  • It would be neither fitting nor efficacious for this Government to undertake to draw up unilaterally a program designed to place Europe on its feet economically.†   (source)
  • Even Tarrou, after recording in his notebook that in such cases the Chinese fall to playing tambourines before the Genius of Plague, observed that there was no means of telling whether, in practice, tambourines proved more efficacious than prophylactic measures.†   (source)
  • Only two and threepence a box—warranted efficacious by the Government stamp.†   (source)
  • You follow the world, my young friend, and I tremble lest grace prove not efficacious.†   (source)
  • That was sure, efficacious, and free from danger.†   (source)
  • Doubt not that it will be as efficacious against those of Rappaccini.†   (source)
  • No study is more efficacious and more fecund in instruction.†   (source)
  • Yes, efficacious grace has touched you, as that gentleman said just now.†   (source)
  • Lights were already shining through its windows, and Archer, as the carriage stopped, caught a glimpse of his father-in-law, exactly as he had pictured him, pacing the drawing-room, watch in hand and wearing the pained expression that he had long since found to be much more efficacious than anger.†   (source)
  • In the first place, he set his face firmly against all the discoveries of the last thirty years: he had no patience with the drugs which became modish, were thought to work marvellous cures, and in a few years were discarded; he had stock mixtures which he had brought from St. Luke's where he had been a student, and had used all his life; he found them just as efficacious as anything that had come into fashion since.†   (source)
  • Among all the methods by which love is brought into being, among all the agents which disseminate that blessed bane, there are few so efficacious as the great gust of agitation which, now and then, sweeps over the human spirit.†   (source)
  • He had set forth the theory that, at least as far as his institution was concerned, the summer cure was to be recommended no less than the winter, that it was especially efficacious, indeed absolutely indispensable.†   (source)
  • Efficacious social reforms would have deprived the latter of the most important means of justification, and the former of their sanctified state.†   (source)
  • The design was efficacious; for I remember that my mother seemed more at ease during the rest of the evening, and that Peggotty observed her less.†   (source)
  • Volumnia, growing with the flight of time pinker as to the red in her face, and yellower as to the white, reads to Sir Leicester in the long evenings and is driven to various artifices to conceal her yawns, of which the chief and most efficacious is the insertion of the pearl necklace between her rosy lips.†   (source)
  • But it will always be easy for the central government, organized as it is in America, to introduce new and more efficacious modes of action, proportioned to its wants.†   (source)
  • On the other hand the Huron resumed his seat by the side of his prisoner, the one continuing to ask questions with all the wily ingenuity of a practised Indian counsellor, and the other baffling him by the very means that are known to be the most efficacious in defeating the finesse of the more pretending diplomacy of civilization, or by confining his answers to the truth, and the truth only.†   (source)
  • Undoubtedly it was as good a thing as you could do; though I question if some other oils would not have been equally efficacious.†   (source)
  • He has but one fault, he is somewhat wilful; but really, on referring for the moment to what he said, do you truly believe that Mithridates used these precautions, and that these precautions were efficacious?†   (source)
  • There were men, too, of a sturdier texture of mind than his, and endowed with a far greater share of shrewd, hard iron, or granite understanding; which, duly mingled with a fair proportion of doctrinal ingredient, constitutes a highly respectable, efficacious, and unamiable variety of the clerical species.†   (source)
  • Nicholas, after some opposition, at length consented, and, while some pretty severe bruises on his arms and shoulders were being rubbed with oil and vinegar, and various other efficacious remedies which Newman borrowed from the different lodgers, related in what manner they had been received.†   (source)
  • Independently of the causes I have pointed out in what goes before, others may be discerned less apparent, but no less efficacious, which engender amongst almost every democratic people a taste, and frequently a passion, for general ideas.†   (source)
  • "Alas!" exclaimed Mercedes, "if it were so, if I possessed free-will, but without the power to render that will efficacious, it would drive me to despair."†   (source)
  • But these governments do not attend to the fact that political associations tend amazingly to multiply and facilitate those of a civil character, and that in avoiding a dangerous evil they deprive themselves of an efficacious remedy.†   (source)
  • Thus the jury, which is the most energetic means of making the people rule, is also the most efficacious means of teaching it to rule well.†   (source)
  • Science, after having long groped about, now knows that the most fecundating and the most efficacious of fertilizers is human manure.†   (source)
  • It has since been discovered that when justice is more certain and more mild, it is at the same time more efficacious.†   (source)
  • After panting for a few minutes, he turned in the direction where the fusillade was raging, lifted his left hand to a level with his nose and thrust it forward three times, as he slapped the back of his head with his right hand; an imperious gesture in which Parisian street-urchindom has condensed French irony, and which is evidently efficacious, since it has already lasted half a century.†   (source)
  • I have already observed that the origin of the American settlements may be looked upon as the first and most efficacious cause to which the present prosperity of the United States may be attributed.†   (source)
  • In no country in the world do the citizens make such exertions for the common weal; and I am acquainted with no people which has established schools as numerous and as efficacious, places of public worship better suited to the wants of the inhabitants, or roads kept in better repair.†   (source)
  • I do not know whether the jury is useful to those who are in litigation; but I am certain it is highly beneficial to those who decide the litigation; and I look upon it as one of the most efficacious means for the education of the people which society can employ.†   (source)
  • It is at the same time less formidable and less efficacious; indeed, it has not been considered by the legislators of the United States as a remedy for the more violent evils of society, but as an ordinary means of conducting the government.†   (source)
  • If it be the intention of the legislator to favor the interests of the minority at the expense of the majority, and if the measures he takes are so combined as to accomplish the object he has in view with the least possible expense of time and exertion, the law may be well drawn up, although its purpose be bad; and the more efficacious it is, the greater is the mischief which it causes.†   (source)
  • They are likewise interested in the maintenance of a powerful fleet by the Union, to protect them efficaciously.†   (source)
  • I am persuaded, on the contrary, that in this case the collective strength of the citizens will always conduce more efficaciously to the public welfare than the authority of the Government.†   (source)
  • Sensible of this momentous truth, you have improved upon your first essay, by the adoption of a constitution of government better calculated than your former for an intimate union, and for the efficacious management of your common concerns.†   (source)
  • It may have been these constant showers of snuff which gave his ancient priestly garments their green faded look for the red handkerchief, blackened, as it always was, with the snuff-stains of a week, with which he tried to brush away the fallen grains, was quite inefficacious.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "in-" in inefficacious means not and reverses the meaning of efficacious. This is the same pattern you see in words like invisible, incomplete, and insecure.
  • The raw bacon which clumsy Molly spares from her own scanty store that she may carry it to her neighbour's child to "stop the fits," may be a piteously inefficacious remedy; but the generous stirring of neighbourly kindness that prompted the deed has a beneficent radiation that is not lost.†   (source)
  • It is my belief, however, that had I attempted a different order of composition, my faculties would not have been found so pointless and inefficacious.†   (source)
  • Both Beaton's Guide and my own dim memories of folk medicine held that spider's web was efficacious in dressing wounds.†   (source)
  • I explained that though the raw mushroom caps were indeed poisonous, you could prepare a powdered preparation from the dried fungi that was very efficacious in stopping bleeding when applied topically.†   (source)
  • …and certainly by reason of that in them high mind's ornament deserving of veneration constantly maintain when by general consent they affirm that other circumstances being equal by no exterior splendour is the prosperity of a nation more efficaciously asserted than by the measure of how far forward may have progressed the tribute of its solicitude for that proliferent continuance which of evils the original if it be absent when fortunately present constitutes the certain sign of…†   (source)
  • In addition to this, it would be an efficacious source of stability in the administration.†   (source)
  • No sooner, therefore, had this symptom appeared, than he had immediate recourse to the said remedy, which though, as it is usual in all very efficacious medicines, it at first seemed to heighten and inflame the disease, soon produced a total calm, and restored the patient to perfect ease and tranquillity.†   (source)
  • This is the essential, and, after all, only efficacious security for the rights and privileges of the people, which is attainable in civil society.†   (source)
  • If standing armies are dangerous to liberty, an efficacious power over the militia, in the body to whose care the protection of the State is committed, ought, as far as possible, to take away the inducement and the pretext to such unfriendly institutions.†   (source)
  • A patient who finds his disorder daily growing worse, and that an efficacious remedy can no longer be delayed without extreme danger, after coolly revolving his situation, and the characters of different physicians, selects and calls in such of them as he judges most capable of administering relief, and best entitled to his confidence.†   (source)
  • As far as it would contribute to rendering regulations for the collection of the duties more simple and efficacious, so far it must serve to answer the purposes of making the same rate of duties more productive, and of putting it into the power of the government to increase the rate without prejudice to trade.†   (source)
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