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 for Striven
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Striven \Striv"en\,
     p. p. of Strive.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Strive \Strive\, v. i. [imp. Strove; p. p. Striven(Rarely,
     Strove); p. pr. & vb. n. Striving.] [OF. estriver; of
     Teutonic origin, and akin to G. streben, D. streven, Dan.
     straebe, Sw. str[aum]fva. Cf. Strife.]
     1. To make efforts; to use exertions; to endeavor with
        earnestness; to labor hard.
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              Was for this his ambition strove
              To equal Caesar first, and after, Jove? --Cowley.
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     2. To struggle in opposition; to be in contention or dispute;
        to contend; to contest; -- followed by against or with
        before the person or thing opposed; as, strive against
        temptation; strive for the truth. --Chaucer.
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              My Spirit shall not always strive with man. --Gen.
                                                    vi. 3.
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              Why dost thou strive against him?     --Job xxxiii.
                                                    13.
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              Now private pity strove with public hate,
              Reason with rage, and eloquence with fate. --Denham.
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     3. To vie; to compete; to be a rival. --Chaucer.
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              [Not] that sweet grove
              Of Daphne, by Orontes and the inspired
              Castalian spring, might with this paradise
              Of Eden strive.                       --Milton.
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     Syn: To contend; vie; struggle; endeavor; aim.
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