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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References in classic literature ?
Many are the prowling bears and leaping panthers that I have met, fighting for the morsel which has been thrown in their way; and many are the reasoning men, that I have looked on striving against each other unto death, in order that human madness might also have its hour.
In his disturbed recollection of that night when he was striving against the drugged drink, there was but a dim image of Eugene's person; but he remembered his name, and his manner of speaking, and how he had gone with them to view the body, and where he had stood, and what he had said.
But we listened, as all boys in their better moods will listen (ay, and men too for the matter of that), to a man whom we felt to be, with all his heart and soul and strength, striving against whatever was mean and unmanly and unrighteous in our little world.
He said that 'the PPP Chairman is striving against anti-people policies of the government.'
Striving against vain desires There are people who exert great efforts for the sake of a whim or worthless desires.
On the issue of removing so-called security of resistance leaders, the JRL said it was a non-issue as it was India who took the decision of deploying security without any request and also removed it on their own.JRL said the resistance camp is striving against the illegal Indian occupation peacefully and politically, and this move will not affect their struggle for freedom and self-determination in any manner.
Kashmiris have been striving against India for 27 years.
The entire plot revolves around Ghalib striving against an omnipotent identity crisis, beginning with the occupants of his 'Haveli' mistaking him as Ghalib's 'Jinn'.
He said that Maulana Fazlur Rehman does not have enmity with Imran Khan, but JUI-F has been striving against the western agenda and 'our movement will continue'.
MULTAN:Among six National Assembly seats of district Multan, NA-158 (Shujabad-V), is one of the most interesting contests, as former prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani is striving against the PML-N candidate Syed Javed Ali Shah and PTI candidate Ibrahim Khan.
MULTAN -- Among six National Assembly seats of district Multan, NA-158 (Shujabad-V), is one of the most interesting contests, as former prime minister Yusuf Raza Gilani is striving against the PML-N candidate Syed Javed Ali Shah and PTI candidate Ibrahim Khan.
It seems all thoughts of the #Metoo campaign are a distant memory as women aspire to lure men by wearing half nothing in a dawn where looks get you ahead - the very thing we have been striving against.
The cost of union labor would simply be added to the already burdensome tuition rates -- making the American dream even further out of reach for those young people who are already striving against many odds and obstacles to attain it.
A security company known as EA Security Services operating in Mahalapye is striving against all odds to achieve greatness by providing safety and security to residential and business premises in the area.
Speaking at the jirga in Sohrab Goth, Mr Khan said that his party was striving against the system which resulted in the killing of youngsters like Naqeeb.