strained

Definitions

  • 7 Spliced for cross strain
    7 Spliced for cross strain
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj strained struggling for effect "agonistic poses"
    • adj strained lacking spontaneity; not natural "a constrained smile","forced heartiness","a strained smile"
    • adj strained lacking natural ease "a labored style of debating"
    • adj strained showing signs of mental and emotional tension "her voice was strained as she asked the question"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are more than one form of the Ebola virus. Different strains are named after the area they were discovered in.
    • Strained Done or produced with straining or excessive effort; as, his wit was strained .
    • Strained Subjected to great or excessive tension; wrenched; weakened; as, strained relations between old friends.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Soy milk, the liquid left after beans have been crushed in hot water and strained, is a favorite beverage in the East. In Hong Kong, soy milk is as popular as Coca-Cola is in the U.S.
    • strained Forced; carried beyond proper limits: as, a strained interpretation of a law.
    • strained Of this or that strain or breed, as an animal.
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Quotations

  • Julia Woodruff
    Julia Woodruff
    “Out of the strain of doing and into the peace of the done.”
  • Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
    “It is not the straining for great things that is most effective; it is the doing the little things, the common duties, a little better and better.”
  • Henry David Thoreau
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    “The fibers of all things have their tension and are strained like the strings of an instrument.”
  • Robert Lynd
    Robert Lynd
    “Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.”
  • George Eliot
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    “A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “With the fearful strain that is on me night and day, if I did not laugh I should die.”

Idioms

Strain every nerve - If you strain every nerve, you make a great effort to achieve something.
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Usage

In literature:

Since the death of his father David had often felt the straining of the yoke.
"Patchwork" by Anna Balmer Myers
His ears, too, are strained to catch every word Quantrell utters, weighing its import.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
For there was in Julius a strain of obstinate, almost fanatic, loyalty.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
Strain in an earthen vessel, cool, remove fat, clear and serve hot in cups.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
The Hungarian looked at her, the wild poetic strain in him which was the strain of race asserting itself.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
He allowed Dundas to send out levies which were far too raw to withstand the strain of the tropics.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
The tenseness and strain were gone from his nerves and muscles.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
She dreaded the effect a continuance of the strain might have.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
There was a strained look in her eyes, and her face was very weary.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
Dick was sensible of physical as well as mental strain as he stood stiffly in the middle of the tent.
"Brandon of the Engineers" by Harold Bindloss
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In poetry:

By the mighty love and pain
Of the frantic arms that strain
What they ne'er shall clasp again
Fare thee well!
"Farewell" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
Would'st thou a poet be?
And would thy dull heart fain
Borrow of Israel's minstrelsy
One high enraptured strain?
"The Circumcision Of Christ" by John Keble
But sudden round a headland
The lake would sweep again,
And voices from a village
Would meet us with their strain.
"Lake Como" by Abram Joseph Ryan
If all the world were music,
Our hearts would often long
For one sweet strain of silence,
To break the endless song.
"If All the Skies" by Henry Van Dyke
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A touching strain,--
How a nightingale in a grove
Singing sweetly of his love,
Sang its pleasure and its pain.
"The Two Lovers Of Heaven: Chrysanthus And Daria - Act I" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Yet wherefore strain thy tiny throat,
While other birds repose?
What means thy melancholy note?--
The mystery disclose!
"The Whip-Poor-Will." by George Pope Morris

In news:

Some physicians won't leave the cervix in place if a woman tests positive for strains of human papillomavirus that can cause cervical cancer.
Then strain the mixture again, and add simple syrup to taste.
A lower-back strain has knocked Hong- Chih Kuo off the abled list.
Just be sure to strain it first through a paper towel to remove any grit.
Resources on all sides are strained as five murder cases make their way through Clallam County Superior Court.
Bent with the strain of balancing 12 years' of belongings, Zainal, a migrant worker who had just been expelled from Malaysia, struggled to board a navy boat that would take him back to his village.
AUSTIN POLICE OFFICER DAVID JUSTICE sits in rush-hour traffic, straining to get a view of the bottleneck ahead.
The strain of saving the euro zone is starting to show.
Michael Morse shut down for six weeks after re-aggravating lat strain.
Michael Morse returns to lineup, confident strained lat has healed.
Michael Morse pulled from lineup with lat strain.
A new flu strain has been cited in the death of 162 seal pups last fall in New England.
Four times in the past century, a new strain of flu has emerged that can spread quickly in humans.
The Giants receiver came out of last week's victory over the Dolphins with a slightly strained right hamstring.
Waltz' strains credibility, but Polley's treatise never bores.
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In science:

Figure 10 also shows the strain, which saturates, leading to exponential growth of peak vorticity.
Computational Euler History
Recall that in Fig 7, the strain was also observed to saturate at late times, with exponential growth of the peak vorticity.
Computational Euler History
R( ˜z ) = ˜z + ˜u( ˜z ) around the new reference state, keeping terms to quadratic order in the nonlinear Lagrangian 2 (cid:0)(∂ eRl/∂ ˜zj )(∂ eRl /∂ ˜zk ) − δjk (cid:1) and strain tensor ˜εjk ( ˜z ) ≡ 1 to sub-leading order in 1/λ0 .
Elastic heterogeneity of soft random solids
SWCNT’s, the strain energy, the Young’s modulus and Poisson ratio, and the lattice vibrational properties respected to the relaxed equilibrium tubule structure.
A lattice dynamical treatment for the total potential energy of single-walled carbon nanotubes and its applications: relaxed equilibrium structure, elastic properties, and vibrational modes of ultra-narrow tubes
Eq. (7) dominates the total strain energy, while the corresponding contributions from the bond variation are usually much less than those from the bond angle variations (see Table II).
A lattice dynamical treatment for the total potential energy of single-walled carbon nanotubes and its applications: relaxed equilibrium structure, elastic properties, and vibrational modes of ultra-narrow tubes
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