strive toward (something)

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strive toward (something)

To put forth a great and tenacious effort in order to achieve or approach some particular goal. You should always strive toward excellence, but striving toward perfection is a fool's errand. I'm striving toward a 4.0 this semester, but it's going to be tough.
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strive toward something

to work toward a goal. DI always strive toward perfection. Mary strove toward doing her best at all times.
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Wherefore the lexicographer adviseth a striving toward the straiter [sic] resemblance of the Average Man than he hath to himself.
At the peasant's words that Fokanitch lived for his soul, in truth, in God's way, undefined but significant ideas seemed to burst out as though they had been locked up, and all striving towards one goal, they thronged whirling through his head, blinding him with their light.
The author assesses the responsibilities of leaders who moderate small groups of participants striving toward greater consciousness, ego transcendence and transpersonal growth.
In striving toward this ideal, the environment has been one of the important elements defining the group's activities.
"Estonia also supports Kosovo's striving toward visa freedom with the EU, although moving forward mainly depends on Kosovo and the country following the conditions that have been set," he added.
Some of these masterpieces can be seen to emerge from dozens of similar poems, all striving toward some mysterious goal that the imperfect poems only partly reveal.
John's athlete in that sport: leadership, dedication, love of his sport, striving toward excellence and good sportsmanship.
The ICC has been striving toward including cricket as an Olympic sport by 2020.
At 65, I am still striving toward the same goal: a healthy life with the least amount of impact on the Earth.
Takeda is an R&D-driven company, striving toward better health for individuals and progress in medicine by developing superior pharmaceutical products with emphasis in lifestyle-related diseases, oncology and urologic diseases, central nervous system diseases and gastroenterology diseases.
In fact, while these elements are not lacking in some of her works (generally the least interesting and personal among them), what was essential to her oeuvre as a whole was a striving toward a greater understanding of self--first of all as a woman and then as a human being--and the conscious liberation of this self by means of work in which the artist does not hesitate to strip herself naked, fundamentally disarming herself ideologically, notwithstanding the typical language of the manifestos of the day, stuffed with political and semiotic jargon.
We are striving toward the same goal: a world free of HIV/AIDS."
CLAIM TO FAME He's a boy genius, who attends grad school at University of Virginia, striving toward not just one PhD--but four!
GDP will go from $11 to $20 trillion, and one can only hope that Brazil will be striving toward $1 trillion.