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Definition of "striven" [striv•en]

  • Past participle of strive (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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."