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


Yet it is better to have strived and failed, than never to have tried at all.

She was a person who strived to live a Christian life instead of talking it.

Dawson mumbled, as he strived to get his brain functioning faster.

It was a post which he had deliberately coveted, worked for, and strived for.

"Oh, if you knew how I strived and longed—how I prayed for success," said he, in a voice almost stifled by convulsive throbs.

At the thought of such fellow countrymen I hid my face and strived with all my might to obliterate the remembrance.

I is strived wid dem and dey knows how to answer proper to dere elders and to white folks.

Observe the optimistic appearance of one that believed the earth was real heaven and who strived to make it so.

Thus, having swallowed Cupid's golden hook, The more she strived, the deeper was she strook.

No doubt this is to-day a counsel of perfection; but it indicates the goal which should be strived for.