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  • Rhee: Well, I think the key -- and we 've learned this lesson here in D.C. -- is that you' ve got to be communicating with your most ef fective teachers, and you have to be telling them why it 's so important to begin to differentiate.

    A Reformer Departs 2010

  • Dey tehl peeps nawt to abuze der ammals, and dey be bery fective, ai finkso.

    I knocked him down…now u - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2009

  • Wehn deelin wif menz en jenerule, praktiss blanketti-blank stare and teh dimwit smyle WHILE neetlii cleenin ur naylz wif teh ebber sew kewt Spyderco-cricket pocketty-nyfe… dis bee beri fective furr moas tingz frum bean “hit ohn” tu nyslii aksin fur ah discount….

    Yeah-I think that fridge gonna - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2008

  • A drawback to the 76mm gun was that it fired a far less ef - fective high-explosive (HE) round than did the 75mm.

    Steel Victory Yeide, Harry 2003

  • But it seemed that his demonstration had been ef - fective.

    Robot Adept Anthony, Piers 1988

  • The air rushed past, though the harpy did not seem like a particularly ef - fective flyer.

    Robot Adept Anthony, Piers 1988

  • Jon-Tom struggled to compose a suitably ef - fective speech.

    The Day of the Dissonance Foster, Alan Dean, 1946- 1984

  • It'll serve as a more ef-fective warning against this sort of insanity than any'thing I could make up.

    The Black Hole Foster, Alan Dean 1979

  • Dr. Andrews and Dr. Reynier and Dr. Dosihara are at me to find out whether there is any biochemical cause of premature and de-fective births among Fuzzies.

    The Fuzzy Papers Piper, H. Beam 1962

  • It was a simple but ef - fective trick to reduce loss of heat.

    The Sands of Mars Clarke, Arthur C. 1951


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