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(RQ:Darwin Origin of Species)
a. 1694, (w), ''The Advantages of Religion to Societies''
- Intemperance and lust breed diseases, which being propogated, spoil the strain of a nation.
Language that is eloquent, poetic, or otherwise heightened.
The blood-vessel in the yolk of an egg.
1590, Edmund Spenser, ''The Faerie Queene'', III.ii:
- So hauing said, her twixt her armes twaine / She straightly straynd, and colled tenderly ....
- Evander with a close embrace / Strained his departing friend.
1859, Ferna Vale, ''Natalie; or, A Gem Among the Sea-Weeds''
- "Farewell!"—the mother strained her child to her heart again, and again put her from her, to embrace her more closely.
''to strain a rope; to strain the shrouds of a ship''
''Relations between the United States and Guatemala traditionally have been close, although at times strained by human rights and civil/military issues.''
To damage by drawing, stretching, or the exertion of force.
''The gale strained the timbers of the ship.''
To act upon, in any way, so as to cause change of form or volume, as when bending a beam.
''Sitting in back, I strained to hear the speaker.''
- They strain their warbling throats / To welcome in the spring.
1898, (w), (w) Chapter 4
- Thus my plight was evil indeed, for I had nothing now to burn to give me light, and knew that 'twas no use setting to grout till I could see to go about it. Moreover, the darkness was of that black kind that is never found beneath the open sky, no, not even on the darkest night, but lurks in close and covered places and strains the eyes in trying to see into it.
To stretch beyond its proper limit; to do violence to, in terms of intent or meaning.
''to strain the law in order to convict an accused person''
- There can be no other meaning in this expression, however some may pretend to strain it.
''water straining through a sandy soil''
To make uneasy or unnatural; to produce with apparent effort; to force; to constrain.
(RQ:Denham The Soph)
- He Still talks and plays with Fatima, but his mirth / Is forc'd and strained.
To urge with importunity; to press.
''to strain a petition or invitation''
hug somebody; to hold somebody tightly.
The act of straining, or the state of being strained.
(quote-journal)| title=Will AC Put a Chill on the Global Energy Supply?| passage=Nevertheless, it is clear that the global energy demand for air-conditioning will grow substantially as nations become more affluent,(..). This trend will put additional strain not only on global energy resources but also on the environmental prospects of a warming planet.
1832, Charles Stewart Drewry (A.M.I.C.E.), ''A memoir on suspension bridges'', page 183:
- If the Menai Bridge, for instance, were loaded at that rate, the entire strain on the main chains would be about 2000 tons ; while the chains containing 260 square inches of iron would bear, at 9 tons per square inch, 2340 tons, without stretching ...
2004, Sanjay Shrivastava, ''Medical Device Materials: Proceedings from the Materials & Processes for Medical Devices Conference 2003, 8-10 September 2003, Anaheim, California'', ASM International ((ISBN)), page 176:
- Therefore, the goal of this study is to assess the influence of strain on the corrosion resistance of passivated Nitinol and stainless steel implant materials. Materials and Methods Nitinol (50.8%at. Ni) wire (NDC, Fremont, CA) and 316L stainless ...
An injury resulting from violent effort; a sprain.
1624, John Smith, ''Generall Historie'', in Kupperman 1988, p. 145:
- When they have shot a Deere by land, they follow him like bloud-hounds by the bloud, and straine, and oftentimes so take them.
(RQ:Shakespeare Henry 8)