strive for (something)

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strive for (something)

To put forth a great and tenacious effort to attain or accomplish something. I could tell she was striving for that promotion by how hard she'd been working recently. Our organization has been striving for peace in this region for the last ten years. You should always strive for excellence, but striving for perfection is a fool's errand.
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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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(2) The purification and reformation of oneself for its reception, and (3) The improvement of the human race by striving for such purification.
There are several different contexts in which the Qur'an and the Hadith use the word 'jihad' to refer to personal struggles: Putting 'Allah ahead of our loved ones, our wealth, our worldly ambitions and our own lives.' Resisting pressure of parents, peers and society; strive against 'the rejecters of faith...' (Quran 25:52) '...strive and struggle to live as true Muslims...' 'Striving for righteous deeds.' 'Spreading the message of Islam.' 'The (true) believers are only those who believe in Allah and his messenger and afterward doubt not, but strive with their wealth and their selves for the cause of Allah.
"Striving for Perfection" by Colin Jaque takes a new look at the historical events and, using all the information available from the Bible and Egyptian record in order to now show what actually happened and when it occurred.
"When you are in the GB squad, you are always striving for results and you are always striving to be better," said Kay.
ISLAMABAD -- Deputy Inspector General National Highways and Motorway Police North Region Mehboob Aslam said Wednesday that the NHMP has been striving for making the journey on Grand Trunk Road (N-5) more safe and control accident rate.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Leader Senator Chaudhary Tanvir Khan on Wednesday said that his party was a guardian of democracy in the country and was striving for rights of the masses.
Jews, like most people, are happy when they are given the right to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." This last phrase means that most people are happy not so much when they are in an actual state of fixed or permanent happiness, but when they are striving for happiness.
He said that now the PML-N was the guardian of democracy in the country and was striving for the rights of the masses.
Furthermore, being a role model of faith for their children was often expressed through striving for specific spiritual acts.
"Obviously last year it was quite tight and it was just us in the frame, whereas this time England were striving for the Grand Slam and we were striving for the Championship, which made it such a mouthwatering game.
In "Feeling Caught" (Sept.), Jennifer Thompson Peters' article discusses the struggle that many dancers experience not only to continue striving for technical progress but to flourish artistically.
Enthusiastically recommended for serious students and scholars, as well as for deeply faithful individuals committed to the Chasidic principles of striving for self-improvement.
In trusting and striving for the kingdom, God gives us grace to know that everything else is just extra.
Bernard said, "We are called to be world balancers." With all the evil in the world, isn't it good to have this balanced out with those zealously striving for good?
Q: I am striving for fresh teaching goals for myself in this coming year.