Sentence Examples


  • The moderate men on both sides opposed this action and strove for peace or an amicable separation, but in vain.
  • In vain the fiery young soldier strove to break loose from the shackles which hampered him.
  • I now strove to rouse him--"Queequeg!"--but his only answer was a snore.
  • But as the strange captain, leaning over the pallid bulwarks, was in the act of putting his trumpet to his mouth, it somehow fell from his hand into the sea; and the wind now rising amain, he in vain strove to make himself heard without it.
  • Stubb no more strove to raise a smile; Starbuck no more strove to check one.

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