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


He watched her as she strove to speak, but if her lips stirred they made no sound.

He clasped his head in his hands and strove to clear his mind for a moment from obsession.

Williams, Gunby, and Howard, all strove in vain to bring it to order.

She strove her mightiest to rid herself of them, but in vain.

Though he strove to put confidence into his words, his painful doubt was manifest.

His tone was pregnant with alarm, though he strove to make it merely complaining.

For it was thus that William first strove to satisfy his followers.

And, casting his long arms about her, he strove to draw her to him.

So I strove to bring the talk upon other grounds, but not with much success.

Mrs. Morton did look up vaguely into his face, and strove to smile.