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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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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
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
Relationships in her "blood family," a distinction her brother pointedly made at her funeral, were often strained and fractious.
The weakness of any case becomes clear when the logic used to make the arguments is strained, selective and irrelevant.The Crazy Way Creationists Try To Explain Human Tails Without Evolution|Karl W. Giberson|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Mayor Doyle and Premier Napthine are known to have a strained political relationship.
The American boys were tense and strained, knowing that in a few hours they would be facing death.People of Destiny|Philip Gibbs
At the end of six months she strained the scales at two hundred and twenty.Anderson Crow, Detective|George Barr McCutcheon
The term ὄργανα, properly signifying instruments, appears here by a strained metaphor.Aristotle|George Grote
A man going into battle might look, so she thought, as Roger Ormiston looked now—very stern and strained.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
He was somehow sensible of its convolutions as he stood against the wall and strained his eyes into the dusk.The Phantoms Of The Foot-Bridge|Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)