You'll strain your back.
The strain of our activities was wearing on everyone, especially Howie.
We have to limit the strain we place him under or he'll break.
An untreatable new strain of the flu might crop up at any moment.
It was the first time he had lifted her since the stabbing, and it occurred to her that he might strain his wound.
He leaned forward but strain as he might, the overhanging bulge at the top of the cliff prevented him from seeing the source of the activity.
Dean said through gritted teeth, his hands beginning to ache against the strain of the tightened rope.
Dean grimaced against the strain of the rope on his back, legs and shoulder.
The strain had left her face, so he knew things had gone well.
Her voice cracked with the strain, You have made your feelings clear.
There were circles under their eyes and strain in their features.
The strain was visible in the faces of many, though those he saw were in good health and fed.
His body was starting to feel the strain again, but he pushed himself on.
The strain on his face was clear, and a tremor of fear crept through her.
Darian nodded, hearing the strain in her voice.
It is probable that they serve to strain off the superfluous water which is introduced into the mouth during the process of feeding.
The principles are the same as those applied to low-pressure work, but all fittings and appliances must, of course, be made to stand the higher strain to which they are subjected.
There was distrust in the minds of the depositors, especially those whose holdings were small, and most of the banks were, at a very early period, subjected to the strain of repaying a large proportion of their deposits as they fell due.
The strain of the next three years' continuous work undermined his health and his eyesight, and he was compelled to retire from his professorship. During these years he had published works on Plato and Socrates and a history of philosophy (1875); but after his retirement he further developed his philosophical position, a speculative eclecticism through which he endeavoured to reconcile metaphysical idealism with the naturalistic and mechanical standpoint of science.
No deaf child who has earnestly tried to speak the words which he has never heard--to come out of the prison of silence, where no tone of love, no song of bird, no strain of music ever pierces the stillness--can forget the thrill of surprise, the joy of discovery which came over him when he uttered his first word.
But it is harder for Teacher than it is for me because the strain on her poor eyes is so great, and I cannot help worrying about them.
She looked as if she had just risen from the foam of the sea, and her loveliness was like a strain of heavenly music.
The incessant anxiety and strain of some is a well-nigh incurable form of disease.
But now one answers from far woods in a strain made really melodious by distance--Hoo hoo hoo, hoorer hoo; and indeed for the most part it suggested only pleasing associations, whether heard by day or night, summer or winter.
They were wholly deaf to my arguments, or failed to perceive their force, and fell into a strain of invective that was irresistible.
Who that has heard a strain of music feared then lest he should speak extravagantly any more forever?
Rostov stopped his horse for a moment on a hillock to see what was going on, but strain his attention as he would he could not understand or make out anything of what was happening: there in the smoke men of some sort were moving about, in front and behind moved lines of troops; but why, whither, and who they were, it was impossible to make out.
He had in the highest degree a practical tenacity which Pierre lacked, and without fuss or strain on his part this set things going.
Some of the generals, in low tones and in a strain very different from the way they had spoken during the council, communicated something to their commander-in-chief.
To strain the facts to fit the rules of history: to say that the field of battle at Borodino remained in the hands of the Russians, or that after Moscow there were other battles that destroyed Napoleon's army, is impossible.