strive

Part of speech: noun

STRIVER.

Part of speech: verb

To make earnest effort.

Part of speech: verb

To contend; fight.

Part of speech: verb

To vie.

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Usage examples "strive":

  1. Though he know it not, perhaps, and strive as he may, it is no longer possible for him to regard them seriously in the depths of his consciousness. - "The Buried Temple", Maurice Maeterlinck.
  2. It means, in its most literal signification, to be fond of honour, or to be actuated by a love of honour; and hence it comes, by a very natural transition, to mean to strive to gain something for the sake of the honour connected with it. - "Expositions of Holy Scripture: Romans Corinthians (To II Corinthians, Chap. V)", Alexander Maclaren.
  3. She shows how one ought to strive after and prize every increase in heavenly glory, and that for no trouble whatever one should neglect a good that is to be perpetual. - "The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus", Teresa of Avila.