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effects

noun assets, belongings, bona, chattel propprty, chattels, contents, estate, goods, holdings, legal essate, means, movable property, paraphernalia, personal property, personalty, possessions, property, res, resources, things, wealth, worldly substance
Associated concepts: household effects, personal effects, personal property, personalty
See also: assets, dower, estate, goods, merchandise, movable, paraphernalia, personalty, possessions, property, stock, store

EFFECTS. This word used simpliciter is equivalent to property or, worldly substance, and may carry the whole personal estate, when used in a will. 5 Madd. Ch. Rep. 72; Cowp. 299; 15 Ves. 507; 6 Madd. Ch. R. 119. But when it is preceded and connected with words of a narrower import, and the bequest is not residuary, it will be confined to species of property ejusdem generis with those previously described. 13 Ves. 39; 15 Ves. 826; Roper on Leg. 210.

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Rusty through long idleness, some little space was requisite before my intellectual machinery could be brought to work upon the tale with an effect in any degree satisfactory.
There are thousands who are in opinion opposed to slavery and to the war, who yet in effect do nothing to put an end to them; who, esteeming themselves children of Washington and Franklin, sit down with their hands in their pockets, and say that they know not what to do, and do nothing; who even postpone the question of freedom to the question of free trade, and quietly read the prices-current along with the latest advices from Mexico, after dinner, and, it may be, fall asleep over them both.
Another ill effect of the exclusion would be the temptation to sordid views, to peculation, and, in some instances, to usurpation.
The inference to which we are brought is, that the CAUSES of faction cannot be removed, and that relief is only to be sought in the means of controlling its EFFECTS.
It alone is sufficient to mar a world of good effect in the furniture subjected to its influence.
It would be quite necessary, in order to prevent the effects of intercrossing, that only a single variety should be turned loose in its new home.
There are many who attack, even more acrimoniously than Kotzebue, both the missionaries, their system, and the effects produced by it.
It is, of course, one of the main things to be desired in most narrative; though sometimes the effect sought may be something different, as, for instance, in romance and poetry, an atmosphere of dreamy beauty.
Jones had naturally violent animal spirits: these being set on float and augmented by the spirit of wine, produced most extravagant effects.
But they are not explained, unless with extreme artificiality, by any theory which regards the latent effects of experience as psychical rather than physical.
I and all men have only one firm, incontestable, clear knowledge, and that knowledge cannot be explained by the reason--it is outside it, and has no causes and can have no effects.
I showed myself a little concerned and uneasy at this account, and inquired of the old captain how it came to pass that the trustees should thus dispose of my effects, when he knew that I had made my will, and had made him, the Portuguese captain, my universal heir,