Sentence Examples


  • She waited breathlessly, straining to hear the least noise.
  • It has come down in a very corrupt state, and its difficulties are increased by the unpoetical nature of the subject, the straining after conciseness, and the obtrusive use of metaphor.
  • She glanced down at the straining bodice and made a face.
  • She stopped, straining to hear the conversation.
  • In the modern metal bridge every member has a definite function and is subjected to a calculated straining action.