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“Drew was being annoying about something,” Jonathan says matter-of-factly, straining his brain for the details of their last tiff.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She squinted, blinked sporadically, and tilted her head, as if straining to wrestle answers from her brain.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Conservatives have attacked the lax security under Obama, even straining to tie the threat to ISIS.Obama, the Coffee Salute, and the Dementia on the Right|Sally Kohn|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This close alliance is now straining after a rare outburst from the UAE.Mideast Ally Blasts U.S. Over Accused Terrorist Story|Eli Lake|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Either way, the pressure is on—which has a way of squeezing, straining, and stretching a series into strange, unflattering shapes.
Robert went over and seated himself on the broad sill of one of the dormer windows.
Motionless she stood, straining eye and ear; she could hear nothing, but the gestures told much.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
To add point to this success, he knew that the victor of Montebello was straining every nerve to gain this very prize.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
I might as well have laid down and gone to sleep on that pinnacle for all the good my waiting and eye-straining did me.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
They stood outside the window and the cook passed them their coffee and a roll, which they drank and ate from the window-sill.