Their cheerfulness seemed rather strained and artificial.
He realized that she was too strained.
Several sailors were straining at the rope.
Strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.
He has a strain of melancholy in him.
The strain on the rope made it broken.
Perfect twopenny pharmacy. Conform to an strain it!
The abstraction of carotene from Rhoddoseudo-monas Palustris strain B.
The usual bipyramid-shaped parasporal bodies occur in Lepidoptera-active strains.
If the eyes are severely strained, they become bloodshot.
By careful selecting and roguing the strain was evolved.
There is someone straining his ears at the door.
Lighting, heating, and airconditioning in the skyscrapers strain energy supplies.
I stood, straining eyes and ears for the faintest stir.
The newcomers lacked immunity against local strains of the disease.
The dog strains at the leash, eager to be off.
The wound opened under the strain and blood oozed out.
He strained every sinew to help us, but didn’t succeed.
I put on my strained smile for the next customer.
I stopped and listened, straining my ears for any sound.
Okay, let's see, we got strained peas, strained carrots..
Carrie, you're under a lot of strain.
Only a true believer could stand the strain.
And I don't feel the atmosphere was strained.
The issue has previously strained bilateral relations.
Sometimes other strains of the virus spread more than expected.
" Severus, " she said in a strained whisper.
I stuff the garbage bags until the plastic strains.
Each one strained every nerve to break the bundle.
The son strained and strained, but with all his efforts was unable to break the bundle.
Even a slight misalignment can cause major strain.
Jordan's limited resources are straining under the influx.
I realize there are different strains of Ebola.
It's his favorite strain of weed.
He strained every muscle to lift the heavy rock.
Different strains of bacteria make different kinds of cheese.
And that does put a strain on immigration enforcement.
Near San Francisco, the strain reaches the breaking point.
But, over time, the relationship became, at best, strained.
I just bred an antibiotic- resistant strain of rubella.