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.
A transparent inquiry will strengthen the hands of elected leaders whom I have always strived to empower as per our constitution.Ambassador Husain Haqqani’s Exit Leaves U.S. Without Key Pakistan Ally|Eli Lake|November 23, 2011|DAILY BEAST
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
The good Christian, it is said, dies in the firm hope of an eternal happiness which he has strived to merit.Good Sense|Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
Dawson mumbled, as he strived to get his brain functioning faster.
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
Dawson heard his own voice cry out his pal's name as he strived desperately to swerve off to the side.
She was a person who strived to live a Christian life instead of talking it.