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intr.v. strove (strōv) or strived, striv·en (strĭv′ən) or strived, striv·ing, strives
1. To exert much effort or energy; endeavor.
2. To struggle or fight forcefully; contend: strive against injustice.

[Middle English striven, from Old French estriver, from estrit, estrif, quarrel; see strife.]

striv′er n.
striv′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.striver - one who is industrious and diligent in carrying out tasks or dutiesstriver - one who is industrious and diligent in carrying out tasks or duties
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
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A blesser have I become and a Yea-sayer: and therefore strove I long and was a striver, that I might one day get my hands free for blessing.
Is your bread and butter consumer the undaunted striver, the impulsive spender, the aspiring struggler or the secure traditionalist?
From a youthful striver from Boston's Irish working class inspired by JFK, a Harvard-educated, would-be poet of the drug culture, and a dedicated Vietnam War volunteer, to an abused aspiring dancer and her repressed girlfriend, a conflicted housewife-career woman and a South African exchange student following the American dream - each individual carries the burden of the times.
Speaker after speaker at the convention in Tampa, Florida, celebrated the striver, who started small, struggled hard, looked within and became wealthy.
20 October 2011 - Tanker operator Frontline Ltd (OSL:FRO; NYSE:FRO) said today it would sell its 1994-built Suezmax tanker Front Fighter and had agreed with Ship Finance International (NYSE:SFL) to terminate the long-term charter for its ore-bulk-oil (OBO) carrier Front Striver.
Glicken declares himself a work-addicted striver and presents a volume of sensible and respectful direction for his workaholic brethren.
Hill begins his play with "appropriate music--classical, please--[to set] the high and mighty tone of Strivers Row" (On Striver's Row 637).
You are every black man, woman and child in Massachusetts and America, and every other striver of every other race and kind who is reminded tonight that the American Dream is for you, too," he said in his acceptance speech.
Fighting the flow of traffic is Jeremy (Jason Schwartzman), an immature striver who sees in Claire a reason to grow up - or at least achieve the means to pay for a date at Universal Studios' CityWalk.
For example, the difference between being an upper-middle-class striver who wears herself out staging a birthday party, and a fundamentalist whose husband moves the whole family into a bus, where she home-schools her five kids all by herself.
Wu argues that the shift from overachieving striver to inscrutable slant-eyed foreigner- from one stereotypical extreme to the other-is still far too easily made.
Adams as an easily scandalized prude, but McCullough persuasively shows him to be another American archetype--an early workaholic striver, dismayed by the old world's tolerance of sloth and inequality.