But no contemporary exception is quite so striking, in breadth, variety, and quality, as the written work of Winston Churchill.
Sandoval's striking success in the polls illustrates the costs that come with nominating extreme candidates.
Coren, a striking blond with an authoritative manner and a deep voice, stayed with the story all night and well into the next day.
They were striking at something or someone, that much she could tell.
We must recognize that the best way to treat an illness is to keep it from striking.
By striking at the Bonneville ranchers a terrible precedent was established.
Its colonnades and shops are striking, and its baths are in the highest order.
In Chinese even they yield up their striking secrets of verbal metaphor.
Will anyone pretend that England has not the best of this striking difference?
Everybody read and admired an essay the style of which was new and striking.
"producing a vivid impression," 1752, from strike (v.) in the sense of "to catch the fancy of" (1590s).
Old English strican "pass over lightly, stroke, smooth, rub," also "go, proceed" (past tense strac, past participle stricen), from Proto-Germanic *strik- (cf. Old Norse strykva "to stroke," Old Frisian strika, Middle Dutch streken, Dutch strijken "to smooth, stroke, rub," Old High German strihhan, German streichen), from PIE root *str(e)ig- "to stroke, rub, press" (see strigil).
Related to streak and stroke, and perhaps influenced in sense development by cognate Old Norse striuka. Sense of "to deal a blow" developed by early 14c.; meaning "to collide" is from mid-14c.; that of "to hit with a missile" is from late 14c. Meaning "to cancel or expunge" (as with the stroke of a pen) is attested from late 14c. An older sense is preserved in strike for "go toward."
"concentrated cessation of work by a body of employees," 1810, from verb meaning "refuse to work to force an employer to meet demands" (1768), from strike (v.). Perhaps from notion of striking or "downing" one's tools, or from sailors' practice of striking (lowering) a ship's sails as a symbol of refusal to go to sea (1768), which preserves the verb's original sense of "make level, smooth."
Baseball sense is first recorded 1841, originally meaning any contact with the ball; modern sense developed by 1890s, apparently from foul strike, which counted against the batter, and as hit came to be used for "contact with the ball" this word was left for "swing and a miss" that counts against the batter. Bowling sense attested from 1859. Meaning "sudden military attack" is attested from 1942.
The course or bearing of a structural surface, such as an inclined bed or a fault plane, as it intersects a horizontal plane. See illustration at dip.
A concerted refusal by employees in a particular business or industry to work. Its goal is usually to force employers to meet demands respecting wages and other working conditions.
To do the sex act, esp homosexually (1970s+ Prison)