from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Past participle of strive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • p. p. of strive.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Vainly had Silverstein striven to stay the spouse's wrath.

    Chapter 2

  • Unlike Alcibiades, who had brought destruction everywhere, he, Hadrian, had governed a world infinitely larger ... and had kept pace therein; I had rigged it like a fair ship made ready for a voyage which might last for centuries; I had striven my utmost to encourage in man the sense of the divine but without at the same time sacrificing to it what is essentially human.

    Portrait of Power Embodied in a Roman Emperor

  • Since then, various governments have striven to conceal this.


  • The claim that something — whether housing or health care — is an undersupplied social good is commonly used to justify government intervention, and policy makers have long striven to make housing more affordable.

    How American Health Care Killed My Father

  • In the months after the government extended a $700 billion bailout to the financial sector, lawmakers have striven to ensure that no institution poses such a systemic risk that it would be too big, or too interconnected, to be allowed to fail.

    'Too Big To Fail' Will Never End, Buffett Says

  • Ever since, I have striven for clarity and simplicity of style, especially when I'm writing about complex subjects such as space exploration or global politics or love.

    MIND MELD: Shrewd Writing Advice From Some of Science Fiction's & Fantasy's Best Writers

  • The State of North Carolina has striven to keep all schools from having high concentrations of economically disadvantaged students through the way it disburses money to the counties.

    Yuna Shin: Fighting Resegregation: Elizabeth Redenbaugh Receives Award For Opposing Neighborhood Schools

  • We've striven mightily to adjust to our dinner guests showing up late, but when the time stretches to 2 or more hours, and food is ready, and we, the hosts, are starving, then it inevitably becomes stressful.

    Not being on time a high art in Mexico

  • In all that had occurred he had striven to avoid trouble.


  • He had striven to be something more than a mere writer of magazine fiction.

    Chapter 27


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.