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1 Make great efforts to achieve or obtain something.‘national movements were striving for independence’[with infinitive] ‘we must strive to secure steady growth’
- ‘Nevertheless, for major issues the Whips still strive to ensure a good attendance.’
- ‘In an imperfect world, imperfect people are striving to achieve perfection.’
- ‘The City is also striving to ensure that its documentation is completed and submitted on time.’
- ‘Any community that meets resistance always strives harder to prove its worth and value to society.’
- ‘You can always hit a purer shot, do better, strive for perfection.’
- ‘Kirk and company are always striving to improve themselves, yet they revel in humanity's inefficiencies and imperfections.’
- ‘We are striving to achieve sustainable and sensible use of the world's resources.’
- ‘Women also strive mightily to repair these things in their flawed sons.’
- ‘For that is what the Renaissance really was about - striving to achieve knowledge.’
- ‘Rats and monkeys made dependent on cocaine will always strive hard to get more.’
- ‘The company is continually striving to develop and cultivate its presence as a viable force in the dairy industry.’
- ‘AMD's processors are often the budget favorite, though the company continuously strives to make faster chips.’
- ‘The blood bank must continuously strive to maintain supply as 1.2 million people across the country have never given blood.’
- ‘We are not doing a solo act striving for peace and justice.’
- ‘You strive for perfection and worry when things don't turn out just so.’
- ‘"We continually strive to improve, to satisfy our guests, " he said.’
- ‘We're also striving to maintain average e-mail response times at 24 hours or less.’
- ‘Some people are perfectionists, constantly striving for excellence.’
- ‘Remember that your greatest ethical responsibility is to constantly strive for excellence in everything you do.’
- ‘And with these all as a background, one should earnestly strive to keep the unity of the Spirit.’
- 1.1Struggle or fight vigorously.‘scholars must strive against bias’
- ‘God said to Moses, do not strive against me, or you will die; by faith only can this tribe be saved.’
- ‘I couldn't believe I was off the boat - the thing sailors strive against at all times.’
- ‘I also believe the public intellectual has a position in the community that has to be fought for, striven for.’
- ‘This left a very tense closely fought final set with both teams striving to win out.’
Middle English: shortening of Old French estriver; related to estrif strife.
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