At least he was finally making an effort to see his sister - and Katie was actually excited about his visit.
He was actually making an effort to please her as well.
Was he pleased that Alex was making an effort to get along with her?
The extreme licence of the Heliopolitan worship is often animadverted upon by early Christian writers, and Constantine, making an effort to curb the Venus cult, built a basilica.
The situation was grave in the extreme, but Enghien resolved on Turenne's account to renew the attack, although only a quarter of his original force was still capable of making an effort.