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synonyms for strived

  • aim
  • endeavor
  • go all out
  • seek
  • tackle
  • assay
  • attempt
  • compete
  • contend
  • drive
  • essay
  • fight
  • hassle
  • jockey
  • labor
  • moil
  • offer
  • push
  • scramble
  • strain
  • struggle
  • sweat
  • toil
  • tug
  • work
  • bear down
  • bend over backward
  • break one's neck
  • do one's best
  • do one's utmost
  • go after
  • go for broke
  • go for the jugular
  • go the limit
  • knock oneself out
  • leave no stone unturned
  • make every effort
  • shoot for
  • take on
  • try hard
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antonyms for strived

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  • neglect
  • agree
  • discourage
  • dissuade
  • idle
  • laze
  • make peace
  • relax
  • repress
  • rest
  • surrender
  • yield
  • forget
  • skip
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How to use strived in a sentence

The good Christian, it is said, dies in the firm hope of an eternal happiness which he has strived to merit.
GOOD SENSEPAUL HENRI THIRY, BARON D'HOLBACH
Dawson mumbled, as he strived to get his brain functioning faster.
DAVE DAWSON AT TRUKROBERT SYDNEY BOWEN
Julian strived in vain to infuse new life into the vanishing cult, but it was too late—the Eleusinian Mysteries were dead.
THE ELEUSINIAN MYSTERIES AND RITESDUDLEY WRIGHT
Dawson heard his own voice cry out his pal's name as he strived desperately to swerve off to the side.
DAVE DAWSON AT TRUKROBERT SYDNEY BOWEN
She was a person who strived to live a Christian life instead of talking it.
THE JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY, VOLUME 8, 1923VARIOUS
No doubt this is to-day a counsel of perfection; but it indicates the goal which should be strived for.
SOCIETY FOR PURE ENGLISH, TRACT 5SOCIETY FOR PURE ENGLISH
Thus, having swallowed Cupid's golden hook, The more she strived, the deeper was she strook.
HERO AND LEANDERCHRISTOPHER MARLOWE
"Oh, if you knew how I strived and longed—how I prayed for success," said he, in a voice almost stifled by convulsive throbs.
THE O'DONOGHUECHARLES JAMES LEVER
At the thought of such fellow countrymen I hid my face and strived with all my might to obliterate the remembrance.
JUNGLE PEACEWILLIAM BEEBE
Observe the optimistic appearance of one that believed the earth was real heaven and who strived to make it so.
BORN AGAINALFRED LAWSON
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