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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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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.
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As if watching the creation and development of ``Death of a Salesman's'' Willy Loman, it is fascinating to observe Eiding's portrayal of David's father Patterson, a man of dreams who obsessively strives to guide his athletically gifted younger son, Amos, into a big-league caliber pitcher.
First on the menu for the day is the starter - food and wine pairing stations where attendees will sample each chef's creations that strive to match several wines from the heralded wine appellations of Central and Northern California.
Known for its fresh food, quality products and convenient services, H-E-B strives to provide the best customer experience at everyday low prices.
By focusing on harnessing the latest in technology, I'M strives to offer viewers the highest quality viewing experience accessible via the Web.
The FTB strives to complete these audits soon after the returns are filed in order to correct taxpayers before they file their 2006 returns next spring.
Siberian Energy strives to provide an attractive ROI to shareholders by pursuing high-yield investment projects, reducing costs, and adhering to strict principles of transparency, disclosure and environmental consciousness.
Through its Core Values, Code of Conduct and Team Member Bill of Rights, Tyson strives to operate with integrity and trust and is committed to creating value for its shareholders, customers and Team Members.
Comprised of an elite group of top technology executives, the committee strives to recognize IT companies that have leveraged technology through the betterment of society.
The Bank has a well-deserved reputation for customer service and always strives for excellence.
First Responders across the globe now have access to a free resource for tools, techniques and training for Homeland Security needs through the new professional association which strives to unite all disciplines of first responders and create strength through collective knowledge.
IHI is focusing the 100,000 Lives Campaign on system improvements to hospitals based on evidence, and strives to make error prevention part of every day practice for hospitals and care networks.
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