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Least effort   /list ˈɛfərt/   Listen
Least effort

The least effortful way to do something.  Synonym: least resistance.

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"Least effort" Quotes from Famous Books

... I thought he preferred those subjects requiring the least effort for a casual occasion. "Now and then," I had to tell him, "some of us have wondered what ...
— London River • H. M. Tomlinson

... not lost the ability of rising from the couch, he should ere now too sensibly have felt the sad effects of his malicious resentment, and therefore boldly adventured to approach him, and coming near the couch, and finding not the least effort in the monster to reach him, and from thence quite satisfied of the giant's total incapacity of doing farther mischief, he flew with raptures to the ...
— The Governess - The Little Female Academy • Sarah Fielding

... had been forward, crimsoned in the dark, and retired into her shell for the rest of the evening. She was glad when with his usual tact, Mr. Belamour begged for the recitation he knew she could make with the least effort of memory. ...
— Love and Life • Charlotte M. Yonge

... kindly, that I felt a slight pang as our hands parted; for to say the truth, I liked her better than Clara, who seemed to be always a little on the defensive, whereas Annie was as frank as could be, and seemed to get honest pleasure from everything and everybody about her without the least effort. ...
— News from Nowhere - or An Epoch of Rest, being some chapters from A Utopian Romance • William Morris

Words linked to "Least effort" :   sweat, travail, exertion, elbow grease, least resistance, effort

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