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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRIVEN

It was the law that had worked the ruin of her life, which she had striven to make wholesome.

Since then, he had striven to obtain another interview with his bride, but she had refused him.

He had striven to the point when further strife became a crime.

They had striven, all the previous day, to rescue Barnaby from his impending fate.

And he—he had striven to delegate to others the burden he was meant to bear.

I have always obeyed you; I have ever striven to do my duty.

I have striven to forget that I was ever afflicted in being the parent of such a child.

I have striven so long for strength to endure—all that has been given me to endure!

But in everything he had striven to gratify her, and had been altogether successful.

I will confess to you what I have striven in vain to disguise.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old French estriver "to quarrel, dispute," from estrif, estrit "quarrel" (see strife). It became a strong verb (past tense strove) by rhyming association with drive, etc.

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