• WordNet 3.6
    • n effortlessness the quality of requiring little effort "such effortlessness is achieved only after hours of practice"
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In literature:

He checked, flung up, came round beautifully effortless, and headed towards the sight.
"The Way of the Wild" by F. St. Mars
And now she was restored to her peace; lifted up and swept, effortless, into the place of heavenly help.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
As for Jeannette, in spite of Lord Chilminster's effortless ease, her powers of conversation were frozen.
"Golden Stories" by Various
Instantly, effortlessly, it seemed, as though it happened merely because he wished it to, he found himself again inside the puppy's mind.
"Man of Many Minds" by E. Everett Evans
Just as his mind was clearly active, so did his body also respond effortlessly to his demands.
"Storm Over Warlock" by Andre Norton
She clasped her hands in effortless agony.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
The ship lifted effortlessly, noiselessly.
"The Galaxy Primes" by Edward Elmer Smith
The stroke would therefore be vigorous, and the recovery almost effortless, were even the direction of both actually vertical.
"Love's Meinie" by John Ruskin
Then he had a look upward, and began to mount again quietly, and in an easy, effortless way, as if he enjoyed the task.
"Steve Young" by George Manville Fenn
It was an impressively effortless motion.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz

In poetry:

Knowing neither abortions nor bitchery,
Truer than women,
They seed so effortlessly!
Tasting the winds, that are footless,
Waist-deep in history.
"Winter Trees" by Sylvia Plath
Beautifu sun that rises, his work not forgotten,
And completes it, most beautifully in summer, when a day
Evaporates on the coast, and effortlessly mirrored the sails
Pass through your sight, till you tire and cut short the last.
"To The Sun" by Ingeborg Bachmann

In news:

Svelteness, style, and sex appeal: why do the French so effortlessly possess these qualities, and why can't America get on board.
For those envious of Carrie Underwood's svelte shape, the country singer -- who got engaged to hockey player Mike Fisher Dec 20 -- says that it's anything but effortless to maintain.
Though many have attempted, not everyone could pull off some of the wild styles this Harlem-native has worn over the years so effortlessly.
While taking cues from the boys is an effortless way to get dressed this fall, it's often more fun to embrace all things girly.
A resurrected hover vehicle won't fly through dense forests as effortlessly as the "Star Wars" speeder bikes from "Return of the Jedi," but its intuitive controls could someday allow anyone to fly it without pilot training.
Take a cue from the backstage uniform of effortlessly cool off-duty models.
Simple flats can give off a casual look that is so effortless while bejeweled sandals can turn up the heat on simple summer dresses.
" Thoughtless " & "Effortless" are on my Top 10 list of the best books I've read this year.
There's no doubt that a great pair of heels on the right women exudes effortless femininity: they tone our legs, add a little oomph to our backsides, make us stand tall, and give us a sexy strut that can't be rivaled.
Brent Coover, OUT's Fashion Editor shows you how to obtain effortless style.
The ball was coming out of his hand effortlessly and he had needle-point control.
Must-know tips for effortless onside turns.
The key is to make healthful snacks in your house visible, convenient and effortless.
Preparation makes anything look effortless.
MSA's new GALAXY GX2 Automated Test System provides advanced safety management and effortless operation.

In science:

Imagine1 yourself effortlessly juggling five balls in a high, lazy pattern.
Juggling probabilities
The Airy kernel appears effortlessly in the asymptotics (see, for example, for a pedagogical exposition).
The uses of random partitions
In particular, we show how to apply the new results to effortlessly re-derive Rosenthal and Kahane–Khinchine-type inequalities for sums of independent random variables, Pinelis’ moment inequalities for suprema of empirical processes and moment inequalities for Rademacher chaos.
Moment inequalities for functions of independent random variables
Prawn provides a software environment that makes prototyping as quick, easy, and effortless as possible and thus allows researchers to conduct both functional assessment and performance evaluation as an integral part of the protocol design process.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11
We postulate that what is needed is a tool that makes prototyping as quick, easy, and effortless as possible.
Rapid Prototyping over IEEE 802.11