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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We can create exciting investment ideas that ought to be able to strive against the whole range of macroeconomic environments.
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.
Unfortunately, rather than striving with their opponents, contestants too often strive against them.
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.
This is surely not a route that ought to be followed in a Europe which, as Commissioner Almunia stressed, should strive against protectionism.
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.
I see now, Cousin, how futilely we strive against our natures:
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?
The famous verse used by those abusing the Qur'an in the name of terrorism carries the following instruction: "So obey not the disbelievers, and strive against them a mighty striving with it.
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.
Once man sees through the dirty game of the religious lawgivers and crafty politicians and determines to strive against their foul motives and put up a brave, and collective fight, fatalism's fang will be broken" (p.
The foundation of this book is the "negative contrast experience" of Schillebeeckx, that is to say, the experience of suffering, the imperative to strive against suffering, and the search for salvation from this suffering.