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OTHER WORDS FROM strainedstrained·ly [streynd-lee, strey-nid-], /ˈstreɪnd li, ˈstreɪ nɪd-/, adverbstrainedness, nounwell-strained, adjective
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Still, the narrative offers informed, exacting characterizations of the uncertain political alliances, strained interactions and ideological growing pains that elites of the post-revolutionary decades put the country through.Four presidents who put Virginia’s stamp on early America|Andrew Burstein|October 30, 2020|Washington Post
It’s got the same pump-up-the-heart music, the same slick videos, the same strained, middle-aged corporate exuberance.
Despite this, e-commerce has been one of the bright spots for publishers’ stretched and strained ad revenue lines.How Hearst UK’s e-commerce revenue grew 322% during the second quarter|Lucinda Southern|August 21, 2020|Digiday
Now, sharing strained relations with the United States, the two are increasingly finding a common cause.
Winners and losers in our suddenly super-strained food system.What Happens When Everyone Stays Home to Eat? (Ep. 412)|Stephen J. Dubner|April 9, 2020|Freakonomics
His breath became so strained that he was forced to quit his job as a horticulturalist for the parks department.Before Eric Garner, There Was Michael Stewart: The Tragic Story of the Real-Life Radio Raheem|Marlow Stern|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We unzipped the body bag, and a crowd of craned necks strained to get a look.
The alliance between America and rebel forces has been strained by the U.S. refusal to directly attack the Assad regime.Al Qaeda Makes a Play for the U.S. Allies the War Against ISIS Depends On|Jacob Siegel|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This has resulted in a huge influx of patients into an already strained system.Will US Health Care Follow in China’s Bloody Footsteps?|Daniela Drake|September 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Schiff said this “has the feeling of a lawyerly kind of argument, to put the best case on a pretty strained legal theory.”Even a Top Democrat Thinks Obama's Legal Case for War Makes No Sense|Eli Lake|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So strained became the relations between them, that for the last part of the advance they no longer met at meals.
But being himself in somewhat strained relations with the existing Government, he did not think it prudent to show himself.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Relations became so strained that Bonaparte was soon glad to seize on any excuse to dismiss Lannes from his post.
"Sing," said the Bull, as the stiff, muddy ox-bow creaked and strained.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
Collars or sleeves, pinned over or tightly strained to meet, will entirely mar the effect of the prettiest dress.The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness|Florence Hartley