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synonyms for strains

  • ache
  • anxiety
  • bruise
  • burden
  • injury
  • pressure
  • sprain
  • stress
  • tension
  • brunt
  • constriction
  • effort
  • endeavor
  • exertion
  • force
  • jerk
  • pull
  • stretch
  • struggle
  • tautness
  • tensity
  • twist
  • wrench
  • streak
  • style
  • tone
  • shade
  • trace
  • vein
  • trait
  • mind
  • temper
  • suspicion
  • manner
  • way
  • touch
  • humor
  • tinge
  • spirit
  • tendency
  • soupçon
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antonyms for strains

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  • aid
  • calmness
  • ease
  • health
  • help
  • peace
  • relaxation
  • relief
  • idleness
  • laziness
  • wellness
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How to use strains in a sentence

The strains of the syren at last woke her uncle, and brought back Miss Hood, who suggested that it was late.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
In Manila particularly, amidst the pealing of bells and strains of music, unfeigned enthusiasm and joy were everywhere evident.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
She played very well, keeping excellent waltz time and infusing an expression into the strains which was indeed inspiring.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
There was a band playing down at Klein's hotel, and the strains reached them faintly, tempered by the distance.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
At this moment the strains of Arditi's immortal waltz, "Il Bacio," resounded through the place.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
As I don't drink the waters I do not rise early, and am usually awakened by the strains of the orchestra.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
From the drawing-room, whither the ladies had retired after dinner, sounded the far-away strains of a piano.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
Almost instantly the birds of the forest darted hither and thither, caroling forth in gladsome strains.
THE FIFTH STRING  JOHN PHILIP SOUSA
Some leap to the strains with unapt foot, and make a halting figure in the universal dance.
THE POCKET R.L.S.ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
The poet's lyre has not many strings, and the strains of sadness, of pensive melancholy, are almost absent.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
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