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Definition of "strove" []

  • Past tense of strive. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "strove" in a sentence
  • "Saturday he strove from the outset to impose his superiority."
  • "Some shook with superstitious dread; others, driven to atheistical despair, with horrible execrations, again strove to force a passage through the doors."
  • "While Edwin strove to guess who could be the inventor of so dire a falsehood against the truest of Scots, he awakened an alarm in Wallace for Bruce, which could not be excited for himself, by suggesting that perhaps some intimation had been given to the most ambitious of the abthanes, respecting the arrival of their rightful prince."