So I am content to tell my simple story, without trying to make things seem better than they were; dreading nothing, indeed, but falsity, which, in spite of one's best efforts
, there is reason to dread.
I once heard a pirate swear, but his best efforts would have seemed like those of a tyro alongside of Perry's masterful and scientific imprecations.
And so it was with the utmost confidence that I laid hold of the huge iron rim; but though I threw every ounce of my strength into it, my best effort was as unavailing as Perry's had been--the thing would not budge--the grim, insensate, horrible thing that was holding us upon the straight road to death!
To those people in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery: we pledge our best efforts
to help them help themselves, for whatever period is required.
Reliable sources have said that Nayyar made his best efforts
to meet Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadik, in order to deliberate certain pertinent factors, bur Speaker's hectic schedule restrained Nayyar's best efforts
The best efforts
of 11-year-old Kyle Catlett are no match for this whimsical modern-day fairy-tale.
Brewers' on-loan keeper Jordan Pickford made outstanding saves to deny Jed Wallace and Andy Barcham, but the best efforts
of the Sunderland stopper could not deny Pompey the lead they deserved.
said that despite the government's best efforts
, Sanaullah had succumbed to his injures.
The Greek and Slovakian jumpers, whose best efforts
This column touches on best efforts
and basic mandatory forward commitments.
Unfortunately, despite the best efforts
of ambulance crew and hospital staff nothing could be done to save the man and he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Best of luck to the outgoing CAO, who helped keep the city on a more or less even financial keel -- despite the best efforts
of the politicians to run up big deficits.