exertion = exercise?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 14 01:48:26 UTC 2008

I'm with you, Alison. But it looks bad for the home team!


All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 7:57 PM, Alison Murie <sagehen7470 at att.net> wrote:
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>     "The Bush administration overstepped in its exertion of executive
> privilege, and may very well try to continue to shield information
> from the American people after it leaves office," said Senator Sheldon
> Whitehouse.........
> This looks logical, but it isn't the usual usage, surely?
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