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.
She felt that the contest was unequal--that she was unable to put forth her best efforts
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.
The emperor told me that the building of this great empire and the spreading of enlightenment among its diversified and savage peoples had required all the best efforts
of nearly two hundred years.
In spite of their best efforts
, however, the dinner was a languishing affair.
The inutility of her best efforts
, however, palsied the poor old gentlewoman.
This floor was half an inch deep with blood, in spite of the best efforts
of men who kept shoveling it through holes; it must have made the floor slippery, but no one could have guessed this by watching the men at work.
The ministry is making its best efforts
to maximize the export of manpower from Pakistan to Gulf States.
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.