Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Strenuous or earnest effort; straggle; endeavor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from strive.

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  • verb Present participle of strive.
  • noun Effort.

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  • noun an effortful attempt to attain a goal

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Examples

  • On this objection, the striving doctrine uses a kind of metaphorical language, the term ˜striving™, where a precise and literal account of what it is that is characteristic of mind is required.

    Spinoza's Psychological Theory

  • However, in striving to achieve an appropriately soothing effect by suffusing the waters with a sort of pale milky blush of eau de nil, the better to slow them down, even warm them up a bit, most unfortunately the Master of Pyongyang creates the impression here not of a glacial burn or torrent fed by thawing snow, but rather the cloudy, acrid run-off from some unseen nuclear research facility a little way upstream.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • We love to strive for perfection, with the idea that in striving we will be our best.

    The Inner Weigh: 7 Subconscious Slimming Strategies

  • Hafiz holds that all religion and indeed, all human striving, is rooted in love.

    William C. Chittick, Ph.D.: Islam: A Religion Of Love

  • We love to strive for perfection, with the idea that in striving we will be our best.

    The Inner Weigh: 7 Subconscious Slimming Strategies

  • And the fear of death, of God, of the universe, comes over him, — the hope of the Resurrection and the Life, the yearning for immortality, the vain striving of the imprisoned essence, — it is then, if ever, man walks alone with God.

    THE WHITE SILENCE

  • And the fear of death, of God, of the universe, comes over him, — the hope of the Resurrection and the Life, the yearning for immortality, the vain striving of the imprisoned essence, — it is then, if ever, man walks alone with God.

    “The Kipling of the Klondike”: Naturalism in London's Early Fiction

  • However, in striving to achieve an appropriately soothing effect by suffusing the waters with a sort of pale milky blush of eau de nil, the better to slow them down, even warm them up a bit, most unfortunately the Master of Pyongyang creates the impression here not of a glacial burn or torrent fed by thawing snow, but rather the cloudy, acrid run-off from some unseen nuclear research facility a little way upstream.

    The Mural II

  • Second, in striving to protect the Internet we all know and love, we do not want to thwart the prospects of success for those who have historically been disadvantaged in business and economic development - women, people of color, members of low-income communities.

    Navarrow Wright: Put the Politics Aside and Get to the Business of Broadband

  • In teaching contexts, time is the one effective vehicle we have in striving to accommodate for the individual response ….

    T is for Time « An A-Z of ELT

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  • I am a parcel of vain strivings tied

    By a chance bond together,

    Dangling this way and that, their links

    Were made so loose and wide,

    Methinks,

    For milder weather.

    - Henry David Thoreau, 'I Am A Parcel Of Vain Striving Tied'.

    February 11, 2009