Strength in a sentence

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Definition of Strength

  • The quality or state of being strong; ability to do or to bear; capacity for exertion or endurance, whether physical, intellectual, or moral; force; vigor; power; as, strength of body or of the arm; strength of mind, of memory, or of judgment.
  • Power to resist force; solidity or toughness; the quality of bodies by which they endure the application of force without breaking or yielding; -- in this sense opposed to frangibility; as, the strength of a bone, of a beam, of a wall, a rope, and the like.
  • Power of resisting attacks; impregnability.
  • That quality which tends to secure results; effective power in an institution or enactment; security; validity; legal or moral force; logical conclusiveness; as, the strength of social or legal obligations; the strength of law; the strength of public opinion; strength of evidence; strength of argument.
  • One who, or that which, is regarded as embodying or affording force, strength, or firmness; that on which confidence or reliance is based; support; security.
  • Force as measured; amount, numbers, or power of any body, as of an army, a navy, and the like; as, what is the strength of the enemy by land, or by sea?
  • Vigor or style; force of expression; nervous diction; -- said of literary work.
  • Intensity; -- said of light or color.
  • Intensity or degree of the distinguishing and essential element; spirit; virtue; excellence; -- said of liquors, solutions, etc.; as, the strength of wine or of acids.
  • the property of being physically or mentally strong
  • capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
  • physical energy or intensity
  • permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force
  • the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation)
  • an asset of special worth or utility
  • the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty
  • capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war
  • the condition of financial success

How to use strength in a sentence. Strength pronunciation.

I had not the strength to fight the forces around me.
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At last, however, she met David's eyes, and they guided her, for in them was a steady strength and force which gave her confidence.
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Would his strength, his knowledge, his skill, be equal to the enterprise?
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One, also, of great strength, came suddenly and stood before him.
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Phoebicius ended his prayer to-day-a prayer for strength to break his wife's strong spirit, for a successful issue to his revenge on her seducer-ended it without haste, and with careful observance of all the prescribed forms.
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Take my word for it, I know the man and his fellow-men; he actually knows nothing of where your wife is hiding, and you are only wasting the time and strength which you would do better to save, in order to search for Sirona.
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Let Hermas try his young strength, and even if he be no priest, but a valiant warrior like his forefathers, even so he may honestly serve God.
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No-even from him there was nothing to be expected; she must rely upon her own strength, and she decided that so soon as the morning should blush, and the sun begin to mount in the cloudless sky, she would keep herself concealed during the day, among the mountains, and then as evening came on, she would go down to the sea, and endeavor to get on board a vessel to Klysma and thence reach Alexandria.
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And every people bearing within itself the pledge of strength, full of active qualities of soul, of its own sharply defined peculiarities, and other gifts of God, has characteristically distinguished itself by its own special word, by which, while expressing any object whatever, it also reflects in the expression its own share of its own distinctive character.
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Then he tried to become an actor, but lacked the necessary strength of voice.
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Turgenev had that peculiar gentle sweetness that so well accompanies great bodily size and strength.
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Kropotkin says of him: "He knew, and more than knew-he felt with every nerve of his poetical mind-that, apart from a handful of stronger men and women, the true curse of the Russian 'intellectual' is the weakness of his will, the insufficient strength of his desires.
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Turgenev has explained with lifelike images of 'fathers' and 'children' the essence of that life struggle between the dying period of the nobility which found its strength in the possession of peasants and the new period of reforms whose essence made up the principal element of our 'resurrection' and for which, however, none had found a real, true (BRIGHT) definition.
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He possesses a certain quality which is different in kind from those of any other writer, a power of seeming to get nearer to the unknown, to what lies beyond the flesh, which is perhaps the secret of his amazing strength; and, besides this, he has certain great qualities which other writers, and notably other Russian writers, possess also; but he has them in so far higher a degree that when seen with other writers he annihilates them.
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It is surely the most powerful novel written by any man of our time, and it would be difficult to name a novel of any period that surpasses it in strength.
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As an artist, he will not bear a moment's comparison with Andreev; but some of his short stories and his play, "The Night Asylum," have the genuine Russian note of reality, and a rude strength much too great for its owner's control.
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My friend and colleague, Mr. Mandell, the translator of "The Cherry Garden,"* says that the play indicates that the useless people are dying away, "and thus making room for the regenerated young generation which is full of hope and strength to make a fruitful cherry garden of Russia for the Russian people . .
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The glorification of Sanin's bodily strength, of Karsavina's female voluptuousness, and the loud call to physical joy which rings through the work may be an emanation of tuberculosis as well as that of healthy mental conviction.
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Later, the challenger meets Sanin in the street, and goaded to frenzy by his calm and contemptuous stare, strikes him with a whip; he immediately receives in the face a terrible blow from his adversary's fist, delivered with all his colossal strength.
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He means to commit the murder to punish the man's wife because she had rejected him and married his friend, whom she loves with all the strength of her powerful nature.
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Examples of Strength

Example #1
I had too little faith.
Example #2
In years gone by I tried to do good to this land, and I failed.
Example #3
At first he also had been overcome inwardly, but his nerves were cool, his head was clear, and he listened to Nahoum, thinking out his course meanwhile.
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He recalled to her the scene in the little tapestried room as vividly as though it was there before her eyes, and it had for the moment all the effect of a hideous nightmare.
Example #5
Would he emerge safe and successful, or be carried away by some strong undercurrent, be battered on unseen rocks?
Example #6
He was on the threshold of his career: action had not yet begun; he was standing like a swimmer on a high shore, looking into depths beneath which have never been plumbed by mortal man, wondering what currents, what rocks, lay beneath the surface of the blue.