the act or practice of trying hard to do, reach, or achieve something; vigorous effort:In the striving for a just and lasting peace, ten agreements have already been reached by national and rebel forces.
the act of fighting or struggling against someone or something; competition, opposition, or battle:The pursuit of justice itself, or the striving against injustice, is a path to piety in Judaism.
trying hard; making a vigorous effort to do, reach, or achieve something:America is the striving immigrant who starts a business or the mom who works two low-wage jobs to give her kids a better life.
fighting or struggling against each other:Atonement aims at the unification of striving factions by making amends for whatever caused the trouble.
- striv·ing·ly, adverb
- un·striv·ing, adjective
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How to use striving in a sentence
“Xinjiang migrant workers must regard the factory as their home and strive to be outstanding employees,” the official said.Apple is lobbying against a bill aimed at stopping forced labor in China | Reed Albergotti | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
Below, we strive to answer some of your queries about what is allowed — and what is safe — in this unusual fall and winter in Washington.D.C.’s coronavirus numbers are rising. Here’s what you need to know. | Julie Zauzmer | November 20, 2020 | Washington Post
They proved that the outburst of production against Minnesota wasn’t an anomaly and that it’s instead something this team can strive to re-create in games to come.Taulia Tagovailoa responded after a rough opener and now Maryland’s offense is rolling | Emily Giambalvo | November 11, 2020 | Washington Post
When I became a border reporter, I strived to go beyond the important but well-covered stories of migrant deaths in the desert, about unauthorized migration and Border Patrol shootings.The Myth of the Latino Vote and What Newsrooms Must Learn From 2020 | by Perla Trevizo | November 10, 2020 | ProPublica
To have someone who has confidence in you, someone who believes in what you do, not only as a player but just who you’re striving to become as a person.To see why Tina Charles is a future Hall of Famer, just watch her work off the court | Kareem Copeland | November 4, 2020 | Washington Post
It has grown from a rotten root—striving to replace human judgment with detailed dictates.
Any institution striving to examine such an iconic figure would find formidable challenges.
But they are striving “to shine bright like a diamond” and be happy, and we love them for it.
Nowadays tech developers are constantly striving to create the most integrated, streamlined consumer experience possible.
People with eating disorders can become competitive and perfectionistic, striving to be the “thinnest” in any group of sufferers.
Willoughby leaped from the walls, crossed the river, and met his death while striving to reach Meerut.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
I was striving to remember how the story went, when a slight sound outside caught my ear.Uncanny Tales | Various
They went out of the darkness together and came back to the Earth, Leo very silent, and the Girl striving to cheer him.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
So the clouded day broke sullenly, with gusts of warm rain and red gleams of a sun striving to disperse the mists.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
And being devoid of ambition, and striving not toward accomplishment, she drew satisfaction from the work in itself.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin