verb (used without object), strove [strohv] /stroʊv/ or strived, striv·en [striv-uhn] /ˈstrɪv ən/ or strived, striv·ing.
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Millions have strived and dreamed and suffered for us to be this free from want, and of course to be this fat.
The people in the hall loved it, or strived to make it appear that they did.
In the first term he strived to be somewhat present and responsive to the different communities in the city.
Others, like Madonna, and her pal, Gwyneth Paltrow, have strived to become Triple Threats—with mixed results.Natalie Portman, Black Swan, and the Death of the ‘Triple Threat’|Tricia Romano|March 30, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Companies like Google and Facebook have strived—and thrived—by keeping their far-seeing geniuses on board.
It was a post which he had deliberately coveted, worked for, and strived for.The Illustrious Prince|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Julian strived in vain to infuse new life into the vanishing cult, but it was too late—the Eleusinian Mysteries were dead.The Eleusinian Mysteries and Rites|Dudley Wright
No doubt this is to-day a counsel of perfection; but it indicates the goal which should be strived for.Society for Pure English, Tract 5|Society for Pure English
Dawson heard his own voice cry out his pal's name as he strived desperately to swerve off to the side.
Dawson mumbled, as he strived to get his brain functioning faster.