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strive after something

to try very hard to obtain something. I am always striving after perfection. Ted was striving after a promotion and finally got it.
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strive against something

to work against something. He worked hard, striving against failure at every turn. Things were difficult. I had to strive against quitting almost every day.
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strive for something

to try to obtain or bring about something. I am striving for the best possible result. Mary strives for perfection in everything she does.
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strive to do something

to try hard to do something. She strove very hard to do what she had set out to do. Please strive to do it as best you can.
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strive toward something

to work toward a goal. DI always strive toward perfection. Mary strove toward doing her best at all times.
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The Strive -- Reduced Emissions Fuel Program has offset over 18,000,000 pounds of CO2 from ALON 7-Eleven consumers since launching in July of 2015.
Strive leverages the influence and expertise of volunteer mentors to guide eligible students through the college application and financial aid process.
Holly Branson, Sam Branson, Jermaine Jackman, Jack Whitehall and Noah Devereux launch the STRIVE challenge.
Cresa Madison was charged with finding a location for Strive that would tap into the energy of the Downtown marketplace while maintaining the flexibility necessary for a startup enterprise.
I strive for a high level of student engagement in classroom guidance lessons with the use of PowerPoint presentations and the Internet.
We must strive to become paradoxical, explosive beings: sexual citizens, lawyer anarchs.
Elaine: What about the phrase, "We will strive to satisfy our customers and employees"?
Having a visual of the cradle to career education journey is critical for communities to think differently about how they get organized to support the success of every child," said Jeff Edmondson, Managing Director of Strive.
We are pleased to launch the STRIVE Awards for cystic fibrosis and look forward to the opportunity to support the community in their efforts to serve patients," said Stuart W.
8220;We are thrilled to be a part of the STRIVE for the Future program and grateful to have the opportunity to further our efforts for our local youth,” said Robert Coleman, executive director, Second Chance.
During our 53-year history, YM/WREA has grown and thrived like many other real estate organizations that strive to serve the commercial real estate industry having grown from approximately 24 members in 1948 to over 400 members at present.
CHICAGO -- The Strive Group, an integrated merchandising supply chain company serving the retail and consumer packaged goods sector, today announced that it has been named as a winner of the American Package Design Awards.
Partnering with STRIVE for these offsetting and tree planting programs in our backyard lessens our impact on the environment and creates a lasting legacy in the Santa Fe National Forest," says Paul Smith, executive director for the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.
Meds,'' from executive producers Gary Tieche and Marc Platt, concerns doctors (played by William Fichtner and John Hannah) who strive to circumnavigate the Draconian policies of a cheap HMO.
Whether renovating the corporate headquarters, constructing a new regional office or placing a computer system in a department, facility managers constantly strive to coordinate the physical workplace with the people and work of an organization.