strain


strain
01. I [strained] my back picking up a large box while we were moving into our new apartment.
02. His long hours at work have really put a [strain] on his marriage.
03. The medical system in this province is under severe [strain], with many hospitals not having a single available bed.
04. The responsibility of taking care of both a job and a family can be a real [strain] at times.
05. I [strained] my back picking up my grandson.
06. Living with his wife's mother has put somewhat of a [strain] on their marriage.
07. You should turn a light on in here if you are going to read; otherwise you might [strain] your eyes.
08. Averil Coxhead has noted that trying to read texts which have too many new words puts a lot of [strain] on the second language learner.
09. Min-Hee's voice is so quiet that I really have to [strain] my ears to hear her speak.
10. Gandhi once observed that unity, to be real, must stand the severest [strain] without breaking.
11. George Eliot once remarked that a difference of tastes in jokes is a great [strain] on the affections.
12. Soy milk, the liquid left after beans have been crushed in hot water and [strained], is a favorite beverage in the Far East.
13. Sitting too close or too far from your computer can [strain] your eyes.
14. A [strain] is an injury caused by over-stretching a muscle.
15. You can avoid back [strain] when lifting heavy objects by keeping your back straight, bending your knees, and keeping the load close to your body.
16. Physical activity need not be [strenuous] to achieve health benefits.
17. The doctor said I could start working again as long as I don't do anything too [strenuous] because I'm not strong enough yet.
18. The war in El Salvador put an unimaginable [strain] on families, with many deaths and disappearances of family members.
19. The health care system in Belarus has been severely [strained] because of the increasing health problems caused by the nuclear accident at Chernobyl.
20. Relations between Turkey and Greece continue to be [strained].
21. One of the side effects of certain drugs has been the development of drug-resistant [strains] of some bacteria.
22. Earthquakes are vibrations of the land caused by the breakage and sudden movement of rocks which have been [strained] beyond their elastic limits.
23. Breathing impure air puts [strain] on your body.

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