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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of strive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Striven.

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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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  • 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'

  • 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

  • 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.

    Star Trek: Typhon Pact: Rough Beasts of Empire

  • 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."

    Chris Bliss: Surprise - It's Bill of Rights Day

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

    China Miéville on J.R.R. Tolkien

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

    My Cat Is A Sega Fan

  • Makovecz strived to create buildings that connected heaven and earth in a world increasingly given over to the slick and the inane.

    The best architecture of 2011: Jonathan Glancey's choice

  • Gingrich aides and allies say his record also points to areas where he strived for compromise, especially on the environment—positions that could help him appeal to independents should he win the GOP nomination for president.

    Gingrich, Before the Revolution

  • He adored his father and strived to live up to his standards of honor, integrity and public service.

    Susanna Quinn: Eight Weeks With Dad

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