• WordNet 3.6
    • n striving an effortful attempt to attain a goal
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Striving a. & n. from Strive.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n striving Strenuous or earnest effort; straggle; endeavor.
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  • Chuang Tzu
    Chuang Tzu
    “Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    “To strive with difficulties, and to conquer them, is the highest human felicity.”
  • Ryszard Kapuscinski
    “Our salvation is in striving to achieve what we know we'll never achieve.”
  • Chinese Proverb
    Chinese Proverb
    “When you cease to strive to understand, then you will know without understanding.”
  • James Thurber
    “All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why.”
  • J. T. Towbridge
    J. T. Towbridge
    “Not in rewards, but in the strength to strive, the blessing lies.”


In literature:

For the present our strivings are not in vain.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
It is true that the Zionists have been striving for a geographical base for Judaism.
"The Menorah Journal, Volume 1, 1915" by Various
Ambition makes men strive to get ahead.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
He had really striven, then, as few strive, to deserve the prize of his high calling.
"A Modern Idyll" by Frank Harris
But boys and girls do know perfectly well when they are acting rightly or wrongly, and should strive unceasingly to overcome their bad habits.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity" by W.H.G. Kingston
What would folk say to see you and me striving at this late day?
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
He seemed to be striving to restore the broken threads of memory.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
Rather strive, in some other manner, to win the money with which to pay your forfeit.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 6, No 5, November 1864" by Various
For the sake of a mother's heart and hopes she should strive for a spotless character.
"The Young Maiden" by A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
They strive as long as they are able; their history, if duly recorded, would swell the roll of martyrs.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862" by Various

In poetry:

Their floating raiment touches me,
As they depart,
And new songs strive for melody
Within my heart.
"The Clavichord" by Dollie Radford
Nought but thy best aye do,
Some one will reap;
Strive then thy best to do,
Why should'st thou weep?
"Songs Of The Season" by Alexander Bathgate
Now he rises, and, prevailing,
Hears the angel say:
"Strong in weakness, never failing,
Strive yet one more day.
"Mon-Daw-Min" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
Now once more
Up the toilsome ascent
Hasten, panting for breath!
Up, then, nor idle be,—
Striving and hoping, up, up!
"To Father Kronos" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
They strive within you, sharing your warm love,
Hers; when you drink they know the thrill thereof,
And gladdened then they make their secret yours;
Your bondage is their homage from above.
"Omar Dead" by E J Rupert Atkinson
Aye, with you love the red and gold
Goes from my life, and leaves it cold
And dull and bare,
Why should I strive to live and learn
And smile and jest, and daily try
You from my heart to tare?
"Farewell" by Alice Dunbar-Nelson

In news:

The Worldwide War Drive strives to raise awareness of vulnerable wireless networks.
Community educators strive to improve the odds.
KCDHH Strives to Provide Educational Opportunities for Deaf and Hard of Hearing .
SuperCloset Hydroponics strives to make home gardeners into farmers with new greenhouse line.
But need'st not strive Officiously to keep alive.
Justin Meyer is a diehard DIY'er who sticks to his guns and generally goes his own way, and we should all strive to be a little more like him.
Most of us strive for correctness when we speak or write.
We strive to ensure that you have the resources you need to advance your career.
Ex-Carter star strives to force Cowboys to take notice .
She has accomplished her goals during the last two years on the tennis court and is striving to accomplish more this year.
The Education Trust advocates for students and strives to bridge gaps in achievement.
The honor is given annually to an individual who displays courage and conviction while striving to secure liberty for people worldwide.
Program strives to attract tourists to River Canyon Country — from Warm Springs, to Lake Billy Chinook to Prineville.
A serious bowler strives to be like a machine, doing the same thing repeatedly.
On Thursday night Strive to Thrive held a dinner to bring families together.

In science:

As more distant galaxy populations become accessible to modern surveys, astronomers are striving to estimate their physical properties, despite the challenges inherent in such pioneering tasks.
Star formation trends in high-redshift galaxy surveys: the elephant or the tail?
More specifically, these proposed algorithms strive to spread sensors to desired locations to improve coverage.
Dynamic Coverage of Mobile Sensor Networks
Many of these proposed algorithms strive to spread sensors to desired positions in order to obtain a stationary con figuration such that the coverage is optimiz ed.
Dynamic Coverage of Mobile Sensor Networks
Coherence is an ideal one should always strive for.
Bayesian Conditioning, the Reflection Principle, and Quantum Decoherence
Roughly speaking, the game strives to find a large packing, wh ich is determined by the set of on agents, while avoiding fully covered sets.
Near Optimality in Covering and Packing Games by Exposing Global Information