Each season, even though he is charged with creating something new, he strives to do so without obliterating the past.
Satisfied, but not content, Gold strives to live up to her surname, as well as stamp it on the long list of American greats.
The more pop our culture gets, the more rock he strives to be.
So she strives for power suits but chooses the odd detail—that puffy shoulder—to suggest sweet femininity.
As for Yasin, he strives to make sure some of his halal meat comes from his own hands.
His hair is thick and closely cropped, and strives upward with the even aspiration of a doormat.
It strives to seal forever the fate of those it has enslaved.
Therefore every one who strives for this dignity for the advantage of his person or for worldly honours is infected with simony.
Nowadays, when one strives to penetrate things one is confounded.
She greets him at the entrance of the tent, and strives to make him welcome, well knowing for what purpose he has come.
early 13c., from Old French estrif, variant of estrit "quarrel, dispute, impetuosity," probably from Frankish *strid, from Proto-Germanic *strido- "strife, combat" (cf. Old High German strit "quarrel, dispute"), related to Old High German stritan "to fight;" see stride.