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efficacy
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
effectiveness (the ability to produce a desired result)
  • Lydgate, inclined to be sarcastic on the superstitious faith of the people in the efficacy of "the bill," while nobody cared about the low state of pathology, sometimes assailed Will with troublesome questions.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (33% in)
  • But it is given to us sometimes even in our every-day life to witness the saving influence of a noble nature, the divine efficacy of rescue that may lie in a self-subduing act of fellowship.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (73% in)

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