Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Mrs. Turnbull's recipe, infallible for all aches, bruises, and strains.

There are two or three strains of this, varying a little as to habit.

Their voices streamed from the ceiling, like the strains of a distant choir.

We were saying, when we spoke of the subject-matter, that we had no need of lamentation and strains of sorrow?

Now the fairest and most useful of strains will be uttered by the elder men, and therefore we cannot let them off.

And do vicious measures and strains do any harm, or good measures any good to the lovers of them?

"It's extraordinary what strains old iron will stand sometimes," I said.

And as they came up to it, they heard the strains of a violin.

In vain he toils and strains to burst the links that bind him.

We give you the job of figuring out the stresses and strains involved.