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Sample sentences for the GRE study word efficacy

efficacy can be used as a noun

1.This he readily accepted, trusting to the efficacy of the antidote. - from Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome by E.M. Berens
2.I wonder who first discovered the efficacy of poetry in driving away love. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3.Crunches looking about, as if he rather expected to see the loaf disappear under the efficacy of his wife's petitions. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
4.The devoutest person could have rendered no greater homage to the efficacy of an honest prayer than he did in this distrust of his wife. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
5.The third, those in which the efficacy of industry is either limited or uncertain. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
6.Souls, it is said, more souls than one, were brought to the truth by the efficacy of that sermon, and vowed within themselves to cherish a holy gratitude towards Mr. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
7.Man had marked this woman's sin by a scarlet letter, which had such potent and disastrous efficacy that no human sympathy could reach her, save it were sinful like herself. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
8.It was impossible to doubt that, whatever painful efficacy there might be in the secret sting of remorse, a deadlier venom had been infused into it by the hand that proffered relief. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
9.It is worthy of remark, as a curious physical instance of the efficacy of a sudden surprise in counteracting the effects of extreme fear, that her voice had quite recovered all its official asperity. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

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