Straining in a sentence as a noun

> I'm straining to see a use case.

We ignore whats obvious, that most of this straining is farce.

Can't believe no one has complained about the font-weight/font-color being eye-straining...was HN down or something the past hour?

In my city, the local police intentionally broke up homeless camps and moved them near or into the Occupy tent camp, straining the Occupy resources.

The response should be "you're right, we are fixing it and issue credits" for revenue gained from fraudulent claims about the performance of their product and a credibility straining bait-and-switch.

Plus he doesn't seem to be straining/leaning forward.- If you're standing in the crowd most people will take a backpack off & put it at their feet?- The crowd in the second & third photos is much busier which means it's not the same spot.

Straining in a sentence as an adjective

Starting from full interactivity and straining to isolate but just when it's necessary "for security" is a battle we will all eventually lose, and we should know it already.

Once you've nationalized, there's even a certain logic to such prohibitions: the system is straining under budget caps, and you can't risk the wealthy siphoning off capacity/copayments that could help support the common base.

It’s hard to focus on the story of the puppet show when you’re straining to see the strings, and that’s how many of us feel when we play these titles.>Playing free-to-play games is often a matter of waiting for the other shoe to drop.

As a Lebanese person I can understand Syrians fairly easily, Jordanians with a bit of straining and the other person speaking slightly slower than usual, Egyptians with a lot of straining and speaking slowly and Saudis not at all.

If you were a company that provided restrooms open to the public, it would be crazy for you to try to then "pivot" that into a profitable business by making the bathrooms harder to find and trying to sell customers coffee while they danced in place, straining not to pee on your floor as they looked desperately around the shop for your facilities.

Straining definitions


an intense or violent exertion

See also: strain


the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean

See also: distortion overrefinement torture twisting


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

See also: arduous strenuous