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 Meanings and Examples of STRIVE
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 v.  endeavor; struggle or fight forcefully; exert much effort or energy
Classic Sentence: (73 in 5 pages)
1  We strive to be like all our brother men, for all men must be alike.
Anthem By Ayn Rand
Context  Highlight   In PART ONE
2  They must strive therefore to seem unconscious of what is going on; for conspirators who see themselves detected are driven forward by necessity and will stick at nothing.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
3  Nevertheless, men strive to know.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In II
4  If, now, the rent fixed was reasonable, this was an incentive to the tenant to strive.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Context  Highlight   In VIII
5  You are wrong; you should always strive to see clearly around you.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
6  Well, I must detain you some time longer, but I will strive to make it as short as possible.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
7  "Go, then, and monsieur and I will strive our best to forget your absence," replied the countess, with the same tone of deep feeling.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 41. The Presentation.
8  After an interval, Melanie appeared in the doorway but, strive though she might, Mammy could not see past her into the room.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LIX
9  She did not strive to hide them.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XII
10  It was of no purpose to strive against walls.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 20
11  He could not strive against another.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
12  To-night I shall strive hard to sleep naturally.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
13  Every impulse that we strive to strangle broods in the mind and poisons us.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 2
14  Also, never do I yearn to strive for what is right as I yearn to acquire property.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
15  Only to this aim can we always strive independently of circumstances.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VIII
Example Sentence:
1  The big issue in adolescence is that all kids strive for independence.
2  We must again strive to offer praise to God with the most beautiful churches.
3  Engineers strive to combine automated devices with mathematical and organizational tools to create complex systems.
4  You should always strive to achieve more, however well you have done before.
5  Two dogs strive for a bone, and a third runs away with it.
6  To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
7  In education we are striving not to teach youth to make a living, but to make a life.
8  It is ill sitting at Rome and striving with the Pope.
9  I was still striving to be successful.
10  While its rooms and passages steamed with hospital smells, the drug and the pastille striving vainly to overcome the effluvia of mortality.
11  The school strives to treat pupils as individuals and to help each one to achieve their full potential.
12  Man errs so long as he strives.
13  He strives hard to keep himself very fit.
14  That school strives to be an international leader in ballet training.