STRAIN's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of strain
Definition:
n. group of organisms within a species; tension; pressure
n. kind or sort; a particular breed or race of animal, microbe etc
Example:
The strain of flu is known as H2N2 and if caught by one person, could spread very easily to cause a global pandemic.
United States is developing diagnostic test kits that it will distribute to China and other countries to ensure rapid diagnosis of this strain of flu.
Sentence in Classic:
He desired till his frame shook under the strain of his desire and until the senses of his soul closed.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
The Frenchmen flung their laughter and light words over their shoulders and often Jimmy had to strain forward to catch the quick phrase.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
He soon realized that even his iron constitution could not stand the incessant strain which he was putting upon it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
After struggling till both were hot and flushed, each relaxed his strain with watchful caution, and Tom said:.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
He was quite unchanged, still did no work, and talked in the same strain as ever about Sugarcandy Mountain.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
But apparently she did not care to pursue the conversation in that strain, and she turned to the old countess.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
During the whole of the performance Levin felt like a deaf man watching people dancing, and was in a state of complete bewilderment when the fantasia was over, and felt a great weariness from the fruitless strain on his attention.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He had in the highest degree a practical tenacity which Pierre lacked, and without fuss or strain on his part this set things going.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
As generally happens, Pierre did not feel the full effects of the physical privation and strain he had suffered as prisoner until after they were over.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Allowing ten seconds to intervene, she rose; paused; and then, as if she had heard the last strain die out, offered Mrs.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
It was deepened, if it were changed at all; but it was as undefined as ever, and addressed me like a strain of sorrowful music faintly heard in the night.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context