He watched her as she strove to speak, but if her lips stirred they made no sound.
He clasped his head in his hands and strove to clear his mind for a moment from obsession.
Williams, Gunby, and Howard, all strove in vain to bring it to order.
She strove her mightiest to rid herself of them, but in vain.
Though he strove to put confidence into his words, his painful doubt ...