strive against

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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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Nokia's tablet is anticipated to strive against Microsoft's Surface Pro 2 and Apple's iPad Air in the Christmas shopping market, in spite of recently been sold to Microsoft.
MP Mohammed al-Sayhood, in a statement, added that his "alliance will cooperate with the forces that will protect Iraq from foreign machinations that strive against its unity".
Ustuner, as the cushion decreases, the hair follicle must strive against higher pressure, requiring more testosterone to achieve normal growth.
Gen Kayani said that efforts of one or some institutions would not be sufficient to effectively overcome terrorism, but each and every institution along with the entire society would have to strive against it.
I will continue, with my appearance, my modern stance, with love and affection and determination to maintain peace, to strive against the bigoted mindset and to eliminate the false beliefs that devalue Muslim communities.
In order to be determined to obtain forgiveness this year, one should resolve not to slacken to strive against himself and the whispers of the devil like every year.
One of the most difficult things we have to strive against is being biased.
We the developing world also have to strive against the threat as it is not only an additional burden in terms of finances but also a constant threat to the public health, said the minister.
When I am obeying God's will, I am doing something Muslim, when I love my neighbour, I am Jewish, when I lose myself in contemplation, I am Hindu, when l strive against selfishness, I am Buddhist.
Maybe they'll need online therapy themselves soon as they strive against the odds to keep their jobs.
Jihad means to struggle or to strive against greed in the world.
This is indeed the hardest of all struggles; for while we strive against self, self is struggling against us, and therefore is the victory here most glorious and precious in the sight of God.
66) "Again, do you not see that even stones are conquered by time, that tall turrets fall and rocks crumble, that the gods' temples and their images wear out and crack, nor can their holy divinity carry forward the boundaries of fate or strive against nature's laws?
TRIO takes pride in presenting this very special concert event in tribute to the millions across the globe who continue to strive against great odds to make the Earth a better and more peaceful place," said Mr.
Shiels found himself playing in the front row in the absence of David Fairleigh and Sonny Nickle in last week's play-off victory over Leeds and he should once more be in the thick of the action as the champions strive against the odds for a third successive Grand Final triumph.