verb (used without object), strove or strived, striv·en [striv-uh n] /ˈstrɪv ən/ or strived, striv·ing.
Origin of strive
Examples from the Web for striven
Our most prominent educational leaders have striven consciously to make over our universities on the German plan.An American at Oxford|John Corbin
During this year I have striven with sorrow as a man, helpless in a desert, who writhes in the folds of the poisonous serpent.Old Fritz and the New Era|Louise Muhlbach
Not content with insuring a loss to America, she had striven to make that loss immediate.Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. I (of 16)|Thomas Hart Benton
Well, for two days I have striven to win him an audience, and now through my sole influence, behold!Red Eve|H. Rider Haggard
Deep down under everything that he had striven for had lain the foundation of his hope to win her.Gordon Keith|Thomas Nelson Page