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


It strives to seal forever the fate of those it has enslaved.

Nowadays, when one strives to penetrate things one is confounded.

The soul believes it, and this is the goal she strives for both now and hereafter.

Nor is it that he ignores the past, Lucy, or strives to forget it,—far from that.

He knows how you feel: that is why he strives to keep you apart.

And so he strives, and strives again, for purity—and falls the deeper in the mire.

Man, semi-civilised or modern, ever strives to commune with a God, an unseen Being.

He has been spoken to, but he takes no heed and strives to spread his sect all over India.

What a man desires and strives for with all his heart, that he is.

Nature thinks and feels and strives as England thinks and feels and strives.


early 13c., from Old French estrif, variant of estrit "quarrel, dispute, impetuosity," probably from Frankish *strid, from Proto-Germanic *strido- "strife, combat" (cf. Old High German strit "quarrel, dispute"), related to Old High German stritan "to fight;" see stride.