One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘I shall strive to be virtuous’
try, try hard, attempt, endeavour, aim, aspire, venture, undertake, seek, make an effort, make every effort, spare no effort, exert oneself, do one's best, do all one can, do one's utmost, give one's all, labour, work, toil, strain, struggle, apply oneself
have a go at
informal bend over backwards, fall over backwards, lean over backwards, go all out, give it one's best shot, give it a whirl, have a crack at, have a stab at, pull out all the stops
2‘scholars must strive against this bias’
struggle, fight, battle, combat, contend, grapple
campaign, war, crusade
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