Definition of Striving

1. Noun. An effortful attempt to attain a goal.

Exact synonyms: Nisus, Pains, Strain
Generic synonyms: Attempt, Effort, Endeavor, Endeavour, Try
Specialized synonyms: Jehad, Jihad
Derivative terms: Strain, Strain, Strenuous, Strive



Definition of Striving

1. Verb. (present participle of strive) ¹

2. Noun. Effort. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Striving

1. strive [v] - See also: strive

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Striving

stripteased
stripteaser
stripteasers
stripteases
stripteasing
stripwise
stripy
strive
strived
striven
striver
strivers
strives
strivest
striveth
striving (current term)
strivingly
strivings
striæ
stroam
stroamed
stroaming
stroams
strobe
strobe light
strobe lights
strobed
strobelike
strobes
strobic

Literary usage of Striving

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"Combined with this was the striving for constantly new forms of reliquaries, among which busts in particular now became very popular. ..."

2. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"The priest said, ' we must always be striving. ... it was a sad and comfortless sort of striving, to strive with a belief that we should never overcome. ..."

3. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers by Henry David Thoreau (1873)
"It is like striving to make the sun, or the wind, or the sea symbols to signify exclusively the particular thoughts of our day. But what signifies it? ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1897)
"striving AND FAILING From <A Christmas Sermon ' LFE is not designed to minister to a man's vanity. He goes upon his long business most of the time with a ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"... are inhabited by a mixed race in whose veins African arid Indian blood are striving for the ascendency, with a dash of white blood infused by buccaneers ..."

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