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 Meanings and Examples of STRAIN
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strain
 n.  group of organisms within a species; tension; pressure
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  "No, not now," said Mrs. Meade, drawing him closer to her, a sudden look of strain coming over her face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  "I'm not in a state," replied Pitty, surprisingly, for less strain than this had frequently brought on fainting fits.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  He had been under considerable strain ever since he first arrived and found that one of his fellow diners was this man whom he disliked so heartily.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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4  Scarlett caught sight of Phil Meade and hardly recognized him, so black was his face with powder and grime, so taut with strain and weariness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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5  The stillness, after the screaming days, brought no surcease to strained nerves but, if possible, made the strain even worse.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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6  Her legs were leaden, trembling with fatigue and strain, and she shivered with cold from the clammy sweat that soaked her body.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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7  Tears of fright and hysteria streamed down her face as she finally gave way under the long strain.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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8  Then to her nostrils was borne the smell of smoke and she turned, too weak with lessening strain, to care about the cotton.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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9  Under the strain she grew white and thin.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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10  But Ashley seemed to mean them and there was a look in his eyes which eluded her--not fear, not apology, but the bracing to a strain which was inevitable and overwhelming.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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11  Hunger and hard labor, fear and constant strain, the terrors of war and the terrors of Reconstruction had taken away all warmth and youth and softness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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12  There were qualities of loyalty and tirelessness and love in them that no strain could break, no money could buy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  He said they could strain a point about Mr. O'Hara bein a loyal Union sympathizer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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14  There was the jangling of bits and the strain of leather and the sound of voices.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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15  Melanie came out of Scarlett's room, weary from the strain but happy to tears at the birth of Scarlett's daughter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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Example Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
16  The US government agency responsible for classifying viruses, the Centre for Disease Control, says it was in the process of deciding whether to change the strain's classification when it was informed that it had been widely circulated.
17  It was the strain of a forsaken lady, who, after bewailing the perfidy of her lover, calls pride to her aid.
18  We strain the sheets over the bed.
19  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.
20  Since their argument there had been a strained atmosphere between them.
21  If the eyes are severely strained , they become bloodshot.
22  Her latest version of events strained their credulity still further.
23  He spoke in a low, strained voice.
24  He sings with the strained discomfort of someone whose voice hasn't quite broken.
25  He strained his ears to catch the sound.
26  The conversation became strained and eventually petered out.
27  He strained to look for a good method to save his patient.
28  They strained on the rope to pull the boat in.
29  Smiling for the cameras, the two men strained to make small- talk.
30  Standing outside 10 Downing St. alongside his wife Sarah, Brown spoke in strained tones as he wished Cameron well.