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Attracting attention or awe by reason of being unusual or extreme
“She showed a striking ability to relate effectively a whole series of past experiences.”
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Grand or imposing in nature or character
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“In the middle of St. Oran's chapel is the striking monument of Macquarrie, the chieftain of the island of Ulva.”
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Impressively high in standard or quality
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“Mayakovsky's leading role in his own script is an opportunity to appreciate a striking performance by someone linked mostly to the written word.”
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Dramatically good-looking or beautiful
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“At forty-nine, Zee's mother was still a striking beauty. Phlox could only hope she looked as good at that age.”
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Pleasing to view or look at
“At the top of your ascent, gaze out at the striking landscape of eroded badlands and extensive prairies.”
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Lavishly elegant or refined
“In contrast to the vistas of raw wilderness outside, the interiors of this luxury cottage are striking and plush.”
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Very obvious, noticeable or conspicuous
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“In any case, there is a striking contradiction between the imagery of this verse and the preceding one.”
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Holding one's attention being very interesting
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“The complete tale of the founder's deathbed confession deftly combined a striking tale of his last moments with a pithy presentation of his horrible doctrine.”
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Significant in degree of importance or urgency
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“This has now become a striking issue that has to be addressed at the policy level.”
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Clear, obvious or unambiguous in nature
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Grand and impressive in appearance
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Bright, colorful and showy in appearance
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Full of, or evocative of, expression or emotion
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Strangely unique, typically in a striking or attractive way
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(archaic, of a person or animal) Full of life, or strikingly alive
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To a blatantly great or extreme degree, typically in the negative sense
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Providing inspiration
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Extremely great, severe, or impressive
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Striking
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Sharply or clearly defined or delineated
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Stylish and fashionable
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Related to, or for the purpose of, attack rather than defense
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Frightening, especially in appearance
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A physical attack or beating
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A loud jarring sound, as of metal objects being struck together
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The striking of one solid object with or against another
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The sound made when something, especially a musical instrument, is struck
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The practice of using action to achieve a result, such as political demonstration or a strike in support of or in opposition to an issue
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The sound made by a striking clock
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Cruel, violent or indecent treatment
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Causing of amazement
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Present participle for to inflict (a blow)
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“He got up on his feet, clutching his weapon, ready to strike his foe down.”
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Present participle for to take violent or aggressive action against
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“Unknown aggressors can strike us at unknown times and places, often for unstated reasons, for apparently zero positive outcomes.”
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Present participle for to discover, especially something valuable through effort
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“A Swindon firm has joined the rush to strike black gold in the Falkland Islands.”
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Present participle for to refuse to work as a protest
“The industrial action saw employees strike at hospitals and rest homes across the country.”
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Present participle for to collide into with force
“Fortunately, the missile fell perfectly into the foam cut-outs and didn't strike any hard surfaces on its way down.”
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(of a thought or idea) Present participle for to come into one's mind or consciousness
“An idea, a curiousity, would strike him, and for two weeks or a month, he would pursue it at the cost of his other studies.”
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(in sporting contexts) Present participle for to hit or kick (a ball)
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“Here is how you correctly strike a golf ball with an iron.”
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Present participle for to reach, attain, or achieve something
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“The law of defamation seeks to strike a balance between freedom of expression and the protection of reputation.”
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Present participle for to come to an official agreement on
“The inability to strike an agreement has resulted in an extremely unstable situation in the region.”
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Present participle for to adopt or assume a pose
“Don't just stand there, let's get to it. Strike a pose, there's nothing to it.”
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Present participle for to cause (someone) to have a particular impression
“Orwell's scrupulous observations and distinctions strike me as impressive and useful in the context of the war being waged against us now.”
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Present participle for to cast a magical charm or spell on
“A feral Gryf rushes towards Skroa before the demon can strike him with a spell.”
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Present participle for to captivate or impress someone
“The noble relatives of these female novices could arrange for them to be seen by the king, hoping their beauty would strike him and induce a passion beneficial to family fortunes.”
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Present participle for to move or proceed vigorously or purposefully
“But instead of advancing north-westward through Tebessa, he was ordered to strike north towards Thala and Le Kef.”
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Present participle for to ignite (a match) by rubbing it briskly against an abrasive surface
“However, before one can light a candle, someone has to strike a match.”
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Present participle for to change into (a different state)
“He could not even bring himself to look up, fearing Father Sun would strike him blind for this wanton disrespect.”
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Present participle for to delete or remove something that was written or recorded
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“I raise the point that you cannot by vote, except by unanimous consent, strike that from the minutes.”
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Present participle for to take down
“Let's strike the tent, break up camp, and move on!”
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Present participle for to take apart
“Let's strike the tent, break up camp, and move on!”
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Present participle for to make a chiming sound, such as from a bell being struck
“It is quite cheering to one's ears and delicious to one's heart to hear the bell strike out again and again.”
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Present participle for to affect or exert an influence on
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Present participle for to confront through the use of military force
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Present participle for to flow (noisily) in a stream
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Present participle for to exert force or pressure on
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(usually of a disease or condition) Present participle for to affect adversely
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Present participle for to disregard the rules and refuse to conform
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(of a feeling) Present participle for to affect (someone) suddenly and powerfully
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Present participle for to involve oneself in a (public) protest or demonstration
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Present participle for refuse to obey the orders of a person in authority
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Present participle for to inflict emotional or physical harm or distress upon
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(of a button on a device or machine) Present participle for to press down on
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Present participle for to make coins by stamping metal
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Present participle for to obtain or attain successfully
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Hitting somebody in the face
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Present participle for to cause (someone) pain, suffering or distress
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Present participle for to touch or come into physical contact with
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(arrive at) Present participle for to reach (a conclusion or decision)
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(of a blow, ball, or attack) Present participle for to launch or aim (something) towards a given target
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Present participle for to kick (something) hard in a specified direction
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Present participle for to control or influence (a person or course of action)