Definitions for straining
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word straining
an intense or violent exertion
distortion, overrefinement, straining, torture, twisting(adj)
the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
arduous, straining, strenuous(adj)
taxing to the utmost; testing powers of endurance
"his final, straining burst of speed"; "a strenuous task"; "your willingness after these six arduous days to remain here"- F.D.Roosevelt
The act by which one strains.
Sundry violent gaspings and strainings. uE000241194uE001 Herman Melville.
a. & n. from Strain
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.
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