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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRENGTH

I know, better than you possibly can, what reasons I have to trust the strength of his affection.

He was still exerting his strength to the utmost when the whistle of the locomotive was heard.

He threw himself against the rock and pushed with all the strength he could command.

It increases in strength and warmth, blowing with a mighty roar.

Haley had grasped him by the shoulder, and in his grasp the boy's strength was nothing.

From this strength we have contributed to the recovery and progress of the world.

You have summoned me in my weakness; you must sustain me by your strength.

Cannot our griefs come first, while we have strength to bear them?

Be happy, and rejoice in your weakness—but turn now to the strong for strength.

Would he be strong or weak; and what would be weakness, and what strength, in a position so strange?

WORD ORIGIN

Old English strengþu "power, force, vigor, moral resistance," from Proto-Germanic *strangitho (cf. Old High German strengida "strength"), in gradational relationship to the root of strong, with Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)).

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