striving

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈstɹaɪvɪŋ/
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  • Rhymes: -aɪvɪŋ

Verb[edit]

striving

  1. present participle of strive

Noun[edit]

striving (plural strivings)

  1. Effort; the act of one who strives.
    • 1918, Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine
      Repudiating the excessive sexualism of Freud and insisting upon the importance of the food-seeking impulse, especially in childhood, he regards all the primary impulses as differentiations of one fundamental energy, the life force which sustains all our strivings, both conscious and unconscious []
    • 2007, Steve Talbott, Devices of the Soul, page 192:
      Do we really want all those strivings and contrivings—all those thoughts and assumptions someone has cleverly etched into the hardware and software we are using—to remain invisible?