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Use "striven" in a sentence
"Vainly had Silverstein striven to stay the spouse's wrath."
"Unlike Alcibiades, who had brought destruction everywhere, he, Hadrian, had governed a world infinitely larger ... and had kept pace therein; I had rigged it like a fair ship made ready for a voyage which might last for centuries; I had striven my utmost to encourage in man the sense of the divine but without at the same time sacrificing to it what is essentially human."
"Since then, various governments have striven to conceal this."