from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One who strives or contends; one who makes efforts of body or mind.
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- noun One who strives.
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- noun One who
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- noun someone who works as hard as a slave
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Champion (1949)- After moving to California with his bum-legged brother Connie (Arthur Kennedy), working-class striver Midge Kelly (Douglas) enters the fight game thanks to small-time trainer Tommy (Paul Stewart), who spots a raw talent.
He earned a reputation as a striver who was sensitive about his economic status but largely indifferent to the civil-rights drama around him.
Butler was better than the average fifth-seeded mid-major striver.
The novel is exhaustive by nature; but the world is inexhaustible; therefore the novel, that Faustian striver, can never attain its desire.
"Usually, it's the poop part that's more difficult," said Zimmitti, who added that she is often able to teach the reluctant to embrace their potties in one or two sessions, much to the relief of their striver parents.
Trip Masefield is a bond trader at an investment bank, the sort of young urban professional or“YUPPIE” usually derided as a self-centered striver, unconcerned with making the world a better place.
Mr. Le Mat, who debuted in "American Graffiti" and also starred in "Citizen's Band," scored the role of his lifetime as Melvin, a dreamer, a striver, an Everyman, whose encounter with Hughes an indelibly grizzled Robards in a rare comic turn changes his life.
Shaw, after all, is an exemplar of an important 20th-century American type: the brilliant Jewish striver who rises from nothing not just to succeed but to create new forms of success, often with the help of the latest technology.
Explore's film is a fitting tribute to a gifted striver and achiever in his own right.
Perhaps her character is what it is; a constantly working striver from Brooklyn looking to better herself, whose importance lies in the fact that she is a female accomplishing her careerism in a deeply sexist time.