Definitions

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  • past participle Striven.

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  • verb UK Simple past tense and past participle of strive.

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Examples

  • I mean, the court specifically recognized that this county board's selection process for invocation speakers, in the court's word, "strived" to include a wide variety of speakers from diverse religious faiths. '"

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  • Hicks light burned bright and his untimely death at 32 cut short the vast potential of this "satirist, social critic, stand-up comedian" who only strived to rip our blinders off and show us the folly of our ways.

    Robbie Gennet: Review: Bill Hicks-The Essential Collection

  • He consciously strived to move fantasy away from TOLKIEN's influence.

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  • So, uh, basically, I think "a" is what should be strived for.

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  • He consciously strived to move fantasy away from TOLKIEN's influence.

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  • Hicks light burned bright and his untimely death at 32 cut short the vast potential of this "satirist, social critic, stand-up comedian" who only strived to rip our blinders off and show us the folly of our ways.

    Robbie Gennet: Review: Bill Hicks-The Essential Collection

  • Unfortunately, the resubmission of his HAMP application was initially met with resistance and he could not get anyone to see the month and months of work Harry had done to make changes to his business finances as they kept reverting to the numbers he had submitted in late 2009 versus taking into account the great changes Harry had strived so hard to make in 2010.

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  • Though his father always strived to keep the restaurant open during regular lunch and dinner hours, he also did not like turning over its operation to anybody else.

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  • Unfortunately, the resubmission of his HAMP application was initially met with resistance and he could not get anyone to see the month and months of work Harry had done to make changes to his business finances as they kept reverting to the numbers he had submitted in late 2009 versus taking into account the great changes Harry had strived so hard to make in 2010.

    Anna Cuevas: Hope for Homeowners, 'Say HAMP'

  • So they strived to design a system of checks and balances that curbed the worst parts of our human nature while liberating the best, with their focus on individual liberty, as they were also wary of the "tyranny of the majority."

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