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 Meanings and Examples of STRENGTHEN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 v.  reinforce; make strong or increase the strength of
Classic Sentence: (66 in 5 pages)
1  Concern for her unhappiness, and respect for her fortitude under it, must strengthen every attachment.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
2  Perhaps it impressed me the more then, because it was new to me, but it certainly did not tend to exalt my opinion of, or to strengthen my confidence in, Mr. Jack Maldon.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
3  As his fancy died out, I would no more have tried to strengthen any power I had, than I would have married him on his being forced to take me for his wife.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
4  She knew how trial and emotion would exalt and strengthen it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. ABSENCE
5  Doubt is natural to the weakness of mankind, but we must pray that God in His mercy will strengthen us.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 1
6  Even the holy fathers had doubts, and prayed to God to strengthen their faith.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 1
7  But the South had needed the cheering news from Chickamauga to strengthen its morale through the winter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
8  We have to strengthen the fortifications of Atlanta with more miles of rifle pits, and the General can't spare any men from the front to do it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
9  "I mean to have her too," he repeated, with a laugh intended to strengthen his self-assurance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
10  She cornered Ambrosch the next time he came to town, and pointed out to him that any connection with Christian Harling would strengthen his credit and be of advantage to him.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: II
11  I take the woman to a distance, where I will strengthen her against any further attacks.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
12  It makes boys manly and courageous; and the very vices of an abject race tend to strengthen in them the opposite virtues.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
13  Hence things which have perplexed you and made the case more obscure, have served to enlighten me and to strengthen my conclusions.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
14  If no news comes to-morrow, let us walk in the country on Sunday morning, and strengthen you for another week.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER V
15  She walked out directly, as her uncle recommended, and followed his advice throughout, as far as she could; did check her tears; did earnestly try to compose her spirits and strengthen her mind.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
Example Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labour does the body.
2  The organization's aim is to strengthen the cultural ties between Britain and Germany.
3  Here is a special set of exercises which will strengthen your back muscles.
4  Repairs are necessary to strengthen the bridge.
5  Any experience can teach and strengthen you, but particularly the more difficult ones.
6  In a strange way, his affair caused our relationship to strengthen.
7  If the government clamps down on the protestors, that will only serve to strengthen them in the long run.
8  They managed to strengthen their grip on the southern part of the country.
9  The strategy alliance served to strengthen the country's hand in the region.
10  Heart surgeons use PRP to strengthen tissues in bypass operations, and some plastic surgeons and dermatologists use it as an alternative to facial fillers.
11  These long-term projects strengthen Afghan women and children's rights to good health care.
12  That kind of homage may strengthen the resolve of the majority in the Golden State and turn aside the narrow vote of the people.
13  Effective oversight services are a high priority for the United Nations to strengthen the Organization in the twenty-first century.
14  Pointing out that he consistently has voted against strengthening anti-pollution legislation, reporters debunk the candidate's claim that he is a fervent environmentalist.
15  Environmental pressures are strengthening the case for waterborne freight.