verb (used without object), strove or strived, striv·en [striv-uh n] /ˈstrɪv ən/ or strived, striv·ing.
- strobe light,
- strobe lighting,
- strobe tuner
Origin of strive
Examples from the Web for striving
But they are striving “to shine bright like a diamond” and be happy, and we love them for it.
People with eating disorders can become competitive and perfectionistic, striving to be the “thinnest” in any group of sufferers.
Striving to be evocatively mysterious, Eyrie is in the end merely mystifying.
Braff is striving to convey a poignant blend of pathos and humor here, but his sort of striving is a form of cheating.
In its place came something which, striving to fuse Urdu and Telugu, seemed to devalue both.
I was a poor boy, and I strove for learning, strove hard, and found it worth the striving.Lewis Rand|Mary Johnston
I remained silent, striving vainly to frame some innocent question which should solve for me the problem of who and what she was.My Lady of the North|Randall Parrish
The striving to rise above all individualism was another ideal which a later period revived.The Evolution of Love|Emil Lucka
He went along by her side walking heavily, striving to conceal his hands.
Mrs. Bindle's lips tightened, as if she were striving to restrain the angry words that were eager to leap out.Mrs. Bindle|Hebert Jenkins
verb strives, striving, strove or striven (ˈstrɪvən)
Word Origin for strive
c.1200, from Old French estriver "to quarrel, dispute," from estrif, estrit "quarrel" (see strife). It became a strong verb (past tense strove) by rhyming association with drive, etc.