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  • n. Plural form of striver.

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Examples

  • To that end, IHG intends to focus Crowne Plaza on young, aspiring travelers who it calls "strivers."

    InterContinental Hotels to Overhaul Crowne Plaza Brand

  • On the heels of a $1 billion overhaul of its flagship Holiday Inn hotels, the U.K.-based hotel group now needs to shore up the hotels under its aging and unfocused Crowne Plaza brand in a bid to appeal to young, aspiring travelers the company calls "strivers."

    Hotelier Gets Face-Lift to Draw Young Travelers

  • The researchers had developed a formula for using students 'background data to identify "strivers" -- those who had overcome adversity to an impressive extent -- and had fine-tuned the formula to a point where it showed the promise of producing larger black and Hispanic enrollments at selective colleges than were being obtained through race-conscious admissions, says Mr. Carnevale, now a senior fellow with the Education Sector, a think tank in Washington, D.C. Mr. Carnevale alleges that College Board officials put pressure on ETS to squelch the entire "striver" line of research, mainly because it added a new layer to the interpretation of SAT scores and they feared it would give federal courts reason to question colleges' need for race-conscious admissions policies.

    Sound Politics: The Difference Between Liberals and Conservatives

  • But increasingly, the "strivers" have found sanctuaries, while the old comprehensive high schools become dumping grounds for the lowest achievers.

    Marc Epstein: Killing Me Softly: The Slow Steady Demise of New York's Great High Schools

  • Such "strivers" are the heroes of the British economy, and a Conservative party should salute them by letting them keep every penny they earn.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • She says that in her experience, the black women who had abortions tended to be the "strivers," while the ones who had children out of wedlock instead were the less intelligent, less organized, and less ambitious

    Archive 2005-09-25

  • A lot of people in Washington are climbers and strivers who, by definition are perpetually unhappy with what they have.

    Nancy Doyle Palmer: Joe Biden Hits His Stride -- A Midterm Report Card With Q&A

  • As Page said, “We hired people like us”—brainy strivers from privileged backgrounds who aced the SAT, brought home good grades, and wrote the essays that got them into the best schools.

    In the Plex

  • In the junior-high and early high-school years, middle-class strivers spend summers at soccer, hockey, swim, diving or baseball camp to sharpen their athletic skills; they go to science, computer and arts camp to pump up their academic records.

    Back to School Edition, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Instead of such complicated strivers, we prefer the colored actors in our gentrification passion plays to be, in a word, simple: honorable but hapless immigrant and working class victims waiting to be relieved of properties before a market turn.

    Gary Dauphin: Shades of Gentrification

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