strive against (something)

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strive against (something)

To put forth a great and tenacious effort to prevent or oppose something. My great-grandfather gave his life striving against tyranny and oppression. The local community has been striving against the economic decline with a number of initiatives to keep people employed.
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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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The DG NAB on the occasion recalled that as premier anti-corruption watchdog, is making serious strives against all form of corruption and corrupt practices under the NAO 1999.
DG NAB on the occasion recalled that premier anti-watchdog is making serious strives against all form of corruption and corrupt practices under the NAO 1999.
Hence, whoever strives against his or her vain desires and demonstrates diligence in that will certainly reap what he or she sows; and, indeed acquiring virtues requires great efforts.
on home ground and, just as committedly and fiercely Vettel, the villain of the piece, will be intent on humbling the British hope as he strives against the odds for a fourth world crown.
He said the house of the Khudia Khidmatgar Movement founder was almost 220 years old which was located in Utmanzai, district Charsadda wherein Bacha Khan born and launched strives against the British rulers.
Green - principal at George Salter - said the school was bucking the poor performance trend as it always 'strives against complacency'.
This month's special on Canada's Emerging North describes how a rather resilient group strives against adversity.
Like Dubuffet, Pensato strives against the shortcomings of the concept of craft, refusing to make her paintings pretty and instead drawing the spectator into her images with the ugliness and imperfection of her surface.
Featuring black/white photographs of Anasazi ruins, Rose Stadler's "Parallel Lives" combines mystery with romance in the Arizona desert as the talented commercial artist Patricia White strives against White Dove (third wife of a stone-age Anasazi chief) and contend in a no-holds-barred contest for the man they both love but only one can have.
It centres on a lonely boy who befriends a stranded alien and embarks on all manner of magical adventures as he strives against the odds to return the creature to its galactic home.
Occasionally Dubrow strives against the downward spiral: "Sometimes, to be sure, apparent healing merely conceals further disease, further loss.
As he strives against a soul-crushing sense of responsibility, Claudies comes to realize the necessity and responsibility to protect others regardless of his own safety or desires to avoid more killing.