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  • They drew no blood, and were a hundred times more efficacious than if they had. Cited from American Scenes, and Christian Slavery, by Ebenezer Davies
  • If you let the cold get ahead first, it will not be so efficacious. Cited from Verner's Pride, by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • At all events, however he went to work, that way proved efficacious. Cited from White Ashes, by Sidney R. Kennedy and Alden C. Noble
  • She used the weapons that she had, and that she knew would be efficacious. Cited from Expositions of Holy Scripture: Various, Maclaren
  • I only meant to say that I hope it will be efficacious. Cited from The Three Clerks, by Anthony Trollope
  • The trouble is that their plans and methods do not seem to us efficacious. Cited from Woodrow Wilson As I Know Him, By Joseph P. Tumulty
  • From these every effect or conclusion is efficacious and therefore becomes a cause. Cited from Angelic Wisdom about Divine Providence, by Emanuel Swedenborg
  • But will the new test, will any test, be more efficacious? Cited from History of England, James II V. 3, Macaulay
  • One touch of danger is almost as efficacious as one touch of nature. Cited from The Honorable Peter Stirling and What People Thought of Him, by Ford
  • That little piece of information concerning her English grand-father was efficacious. Cited from Miss Gibbie Gault, by Kate Langely Bosher
  • But he could not see that this would be efficacious for the purpose desired. Cited from He Knew He Was Right, by Anthony Trollope
  • It may be a question whether the teaching is not more efficacious which comes from the evil example. Cited from Thackeray, by Anthony Trollope
  • I pursue the medicine I began when you left us, and believe it efficacious. Cited from Memoirs of Aaron Burr, Volume 1, Matthew L. Davis
  • Thereupon she decided to do what she thought would be the proper and efficacious thing. Cited from A Mummer's Tale, by Anatole France
  • Nothing will be more efficacious than making her feel of certain importance and usefulness to others. Cited from Hold Up Your Heads, Girls!, by Annie H. Ryder
  • "Say, five to you, and the rest used where considered most efficacious." Cited from More Tish, by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • They are of no value in older children, rewards being much more efficacious. Cited from The Care and Feeding of Children, by L. Emmett Holt
  • Many efforts were made for his release, the most efficacious by the Queen of France. Cited from The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened, by Kenelm Digby
  • Can you suggest any combination of methods that you have found efficacious? Cited from The Art of Public Speaking, by Carnegie and Esenwein
  • This warning fell in line with British policy at the time and so proved efficacious. Cited from History of the American Negro in the Great World War, by Sweeney
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Words starting with efficacious

Meaning of efficacious

  • adjective Marked by qualities giving the power to produce an intended effect
    written propaganda is less efficacious than the habits and prejudices...of the readers"-Aldous Huxley, the medicine is efficacious in stopping a cough