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noun as in ancestry

noun as in suggestion, hint

noun as in melody

verb as in work very hard

verb as in filter

verb as in cause mental stress

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From Ebola to immigration, from honor killing to the strains of military life, the forum covered it all.

Borlaug and his associates set out to develop strains of wheat that could resist diseases and pests, and thus improve yields.

Next, Borlaug helped develop more productive and drought-resistant strains of rice that became adapted widely in Asia.

Of the over 100 strains, the majority are harmless and a healthy immune system will fight it without a person ever realizing it.

“The Iowa and Minnesota strains are nearly identical to the Chinese [PEDv] virus,” Meng explains.

The strains of the syren at last woke her uncle, and brought back Miss Hood, who suggested that it was late.

In Manila particularly, amidst the pealing of bells and strains of music, unfeigned enthusiasm and joy were everywhere evident.

She played very well, keeping excellent waltz time and infusing an expression into the strains which was indeed inspiring.

There was a band playing down at Klein's hotel, and the strains reached them faintly, tempered by the distance.

At this moment the strains of Arditi's immortal waltz, "Il Bacio," resounded through the place.


On this page you'll find 196 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to strains, such as: tension, stress, anxiety, bruise, pressure, and burden.

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