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a position of strength (=a strong position)
▪ By now they were negotiating from a position of strength.
gain strength
▪ He is beginning to gain strength again after his illness.
independence/strength/flexibility of mind
▪ men who were chosen for their independence of mind
muscle strength/power
▪ This exercise will help increase muscle strength.
physical strength
▪ The murder could have been committed only by a man of enormous physical strength.
regain your strength/health
▪ First he must rest and regain his strength.
sap sb’s strength/courage/energy
▪ Her long illness was gradually sapping Charlotte’s strength.
strength of will
▪ She had achieved success by sheer strength of will.
strengths and weaknesses
▪ The plan has strengths and weaknesses.
superhuman power/strength/effort etc
▪ It will require a superhuman effort to get the job done on time.
superior strength/power
▪ He used his superior strength to wrestle Ben to the ground.
tax sb’s patience/strength etc
▪ The kids are really taxing my patience today.
tensile strength
▪ Behind whatever economic and military strength the papacy possessed, there existed enormous and immeasurable power as a moral force.
▪ It will mean strong and continued emphasis on investment for economic strength.
▪ Is not that the most telling argument as to the comparative economic strength of this country?
▪ As a huge block of population and economic strength, the Community will be formidable.
▪ Numbers alone did not mean automatic economic and political strength.
▪ Our increasing economic strength means that resources for care have gown and are growing.
▪ The analysis was completed by a tabulation of results which consolidated the risk scores and financial strength ratings.
▪ Our restaurant business has tremendous financial strength and a very bright future.
▪ Newco's options depend on these factors, as well as on the time available and the financial strength of the vendor.
▪ Balance sheets depict the financial strength of an enterprise at any single point in time.
▪ The acquirer will obviously want warranties and indemnities to be given by people with financial strength.
▪ We have the financial strength to do it.
▪ It believes the figures on this basis give a much fairer picture of business performance and underlying financial strength.
▪ Profitability High liquidity ratios indicate short-term financial strength but do not measure efficiency of utilization of resources.
▪ His companion had returned to full strength.
▪ Neither team was close to full strength.
▪ Welshpool are at full strength for the third division derby at unchanged Montgomery.
▪ Two Western superpowers, hoping to force the other to blink, despite negotiating at less than full strength.
▪ I was a different man, full of strength and excitement.
▪ The shift was ended, the sun was not yet up, though it was daylight, full strength and gray.
▪ At full strength it will have 38 members.
▪ Very strong in his own way, not swaggering or throwing his weight about, but a great inner strength.
▪ The whole approach is flexible and has a great strength in the direct link to the highest administrative body.
▪ But in my educating myself it proved to be a great strength.
▪ In some cases it also helped to underline the main moments in the action by emphasising gestures for greater strength and expression.
▪ The benefits included higher bone density, faster reaction times, greater muscle strength and better balance.
▪ Isabella was now in a position of great strength.
▪ He was a man of not only great strength, but goodness.
▪ Then after a while she got an inner strength and asked me what Heaven was like.
▪ Chi goes to the inner strength of your personality, your character.
▪ Very strong in his own way, not swaggering or throwing his weight about, but a great inner strength.
▪ She has a talent for playing modern women who must find the inner strength to fight their own battles.
▪ There is a sense in which outer power is an illusion; inner strength can change the world.
▪ The study also found that 95 percent of women credit their family with building up their inner strength.
▪ Kungfu has three essential elements: speed, coordination and inner strength.
▪ Created between 1965 and the present, these works establish a powerful testament to inner strength and perseverance.
▪ Some governments say that in order to keep the rebellious minorities down within their own countries they must have a large military strength.
▪ Since Desert Storm, military strength has dropped by 800, 000 from 2. 2 million.
▪ First impressions are of tremendous military strength, a dominating position and a unit and compactness of design.
▪ The allegation that there had been a military show of strength was flatly denied by Yakovlev on May 4.
▪ Our goals-peace based on military strength and creative foreign policy, economic growth, tax re-form, and fiscal sanity-would never change.
▪ In 1966 Denis Healey.: Military strength is of little value if it is achieved at the expense of economic health.
▪ One thing which it is difficult to deny is that military strength was vital for Muscovite survival in this massive frontier land.
▪ However, power is about more than physical strength.
▪ Hercules was the strongest man on earth and he had the supreme self-confidence magnificent physical strength gives.
▪ Age is probably the most important variable in explaining variation in those sports that require physical contact and strength.
▪ The Kings have ability, but not overwhelming physical size or strength.
▪ She gasped at the easy way in which he took advantage of her lack of physical strength to fight him.
▪ Those who work with their brains govern the others; those who work with their physical strength are governed by them.
▪ Clough was small in stature with disproportionate physical strength and powers of endurance.
▪ He was young and powerful and very handsome, and looks and physical strength were high currency.
▪ As Glynwed International's actions indicate, the relative strength of the pound against the euro is merely their current excuse.
▪ Smith regarded this distribution as depending in the first instance on relative bargaining strength.
▪ The election produced little real change in the relative strength of the other three main parties.
▪ Many pairs and triplets show the relative strength of the noun: Jill fusses.
▪ His relative electoral strength is not an end in itself, but an illustration of his influence outside the mainstream.
▪ But the relative strength of scale economies and political protectionism varies greatly between different communications fields.
▪ Light, high tensile strength fibres confer stiffness and strength to a polymer resin that binds them into a rigid three-dimensional form.
▪ Nor did its low tensile strength help either.
▪ Each of these hazards can reduce the tensile strength by several percent.
▪ The springs can also become fatigued and lose their tensile strength.
▪ Again, relatively high tensile strength may be accompanied by very poor compression characteristics.
▪ This imparts a rhythm to the neck even when it is straight and gives a sense of alertness and tensile strength.
▪ Its light weight and high tensile strength make it easy to install and wonderfully versatile.
▪ For the tensile strength of monofilament spun by arachnids was the key.
▪ He grabbed at the barrel and fell with it so that the power of the big man was added to his own strength.
▪ The very fact that they were different added immeasurably to their strength.
▪ A reinforced edge adds strength and is useful for a fruit cage.
▪ Birds Eye allegedly told inspectors the soya was used to add texture and strength to the product and prevent shrinking.
▪ As long as the War Altar is undamaged the Grand Theogonist may add +2 to his strength.
▪ Should the War Altar be damaged the Grand Theogonist adds +1 to his strength.
▪ Cream Silk Hot Oil Therapy is a deep conditioner, developed to add strength and body to fine, flyaway hair.
▪ When each day shall add strength to its limbs, and its love.
▪ Perhaps the most obvious way to build strength is by training with weights.
▪ So step alone can build some strength in the legs, the study said.
▪ Although it still has a stronger name on the track, the 1992 road range builds on the strength of previous years.
▪ The field then reverses and builds its strength back up in the opposite direction.
▪ Altogether, the navy was built up to a strength of 200 triremes in the course of three years.
▪ The therapeutic pool helped patients build strength and stamina, while the warm saltwater relaxed their muscles.
▪ People aware of their connectedness can build both compassion and strength.
▪ The study also found that 95 percent of women credit their family with building up their inner strength.
▪ From her he seemed to draw sufficient strength to get through the days until the simple funeral was over.
▪ Somehow, we drew strength from each other, enough to stave off death for a little while longer.
▪ It builds on what it has done well, drawing strength from small triumphs and symptoms of gradual improvement.
▪ And from that terror she drew unexpected strength.
▪ The Independent Labour Party had drawn most of its strength from its connection with the larger Party.
▪ Both princes drew strength from their uncle's quiet confidence.
▪ Only the faithful who pray to her and draw on her strength can do that.
▪ She'd felt that strength when he'd scooped her easily into his arms.
▪ I felt drained of my strength.
▪ It was then that he felt his true strength as an eagle coming at last.
▪ It gave him a feeling of quiet strength just to have her near him.
▪ Joshua Morris sipped his vermouth and felt his strength returning in waves.
▪ She felt her strength ebbing but remained calm.
▪ She felt she would draw strength from it.
▪ Labor was beginning to feel its strength, and this gaffe kept many away.
▪ Such is the site of Callanish for the golden eagle and in its circle all may find strength and truth.
▪ She has a talent for playing modern women who must find the inner strength to fight their own battles.
▪ She had better find the strength.
▪ Most of the women and men that Lieberman interviewed found a strength in themselves that they never expected.
▪ So we must find the strength to face it somehow.
▪ But he finds strength in that truth and uses it to his advantage.
▪ Somehow then I found the strength to roll away, dragging my boots away from the clutch of the pile's soggy depths.
▪ Where would she find the psychological strength to survive her circumstances?
▪ All the while, moreover, a number of purely domestic cross-currents were gaining in strength.
▪ The step-and-resistance exercisers also gained more strength, the researchers said.
▪ It must have seemed to him that Vincent had gained immeasurably in strength and confidence since their last confrontation.
▪ Some bank stocks gained on the strength of J. P. Morgan&038;.
▪ He would gain strength from being back with his books, his bed and his little bits and pieces.
▪ Sea World veterinarian Jim McBain said the calf is gaining strength and responding to treatment.
▪ The movement whose new star he became in 1934 soon showed the public how greatly it had gained strength.
▪ They melt and seep into other dreams, gaining strength, getting wider and deeper as they flow downhill, gathering debris.
▪ Leipzig church calls for calm as unity movement gathers strength.
▪ I did not have to gather strength.
▪ Despite the obstacles, Mr Djukanovic's officials claim to be optimistic that their gradual drive for independence is gathering strength.
▪ The fingers touching the back of her neck were stronger now-the strokes bolder as though Baby Suggs were gathering strength.
▪ The wastelands are inhabited by all kinds of monstrous creatures and it is here that the armies of Chaos gather their strength.
▪ In the late 1960s the case for Congressional reform had gathered strength.
▪ The time I spent alone with her ... those hours allowed me to gather strength to go on with my deception.
▪ He spent the interval just sitting in his dressing room, gathering his strength for the next act.
▪ It kept out the cold and gave strength and comfort beyond its natural powers.
▪ Gerda kissed Kay, giving him back his strength.
▪ The food and rest gave me back my strength and I no longer felt ill.
▪ Teclis was stronger now, the potions of the Loremasters had gone a long way towards giving him mortal strength.
▪ You need a leader to give you strength when the frustrations get out of hand.
▪ We have adopted it because it gives greater strength and dignity and fullness to the design.
▪ The dream gives me the strength to consider the future.
▪ However, as the object shrinks the C- field grows in strength and ultimately succeeds in causing a bounce.
▪ The law and order lobby has grown in strength during the Conservative ascendancy.
▪ It is in the growing strength of the nationalist community in economic and social terms.
▪ It grows from strength to strength each year and the quality of the programme gets even better.
▪ As her creation grew in strength, so she felt her own on the rise.
▪ Adherence to ethnic identities appears to be growing in strength all over the world.
▪ The sky was still blue; the sun, growing in strength, promised a hot sweltering day.
▪ This has the effect of greatly increasing the strength of the withdrawal reflex in response to subsequence stimulation of the siphon alone.
▪ Then the wind began to increase in strength, still from the east and blocking any progress.
▪ How then is the continuing, and even increasing, strength of nationalism to be explained?
▪ Panel by panel we reduced sail as the wind increased in strength.
▪ This will help increase muscle strength.
▪ If the object is to increase the effective strength of a trade union, it is lawful.
▪ Furthermore we know more or less what to do to increase its strength.
▪ His hand-written letter was enclosed in an envelope which in turn was enclosed in three others of increasing size and strength.
▪ It sapped my strength and made sweat trickle into my eyes.
▪ It makes you sick, it saps every bit of strength you got.
▪ The effort began to sap his strength and his muscles quivered as at last he pulled himself over the icy edge.
▪ First, he had to deal with diabetes that sapped his strength.
▪ The first 25 metres are 8a+, serving to sap strength and stamina for the harder moves to come.
▪ Four years ago, Johnson contracted food poisoning prior to the Olympics, the illness sapping his strength and ruining his conditioning.
▪ Insomnia plagued her and sapped her strength.
▪ He also began to believe that clashes between the two most important opposition figures would sap their strength.
▪ But it was not long before symptoms of the hypochondria which had always been present showed themselves in strength.
▪ The book shows the tenderness and strength of children.
▪ Many pairs and triplets show the relative strength of the noun: Jill fusses.
▪ And Anders, showing off his strength by tearing only at the thick material of Nina's suit.
▪ Technology issues showed some strength after a strong profit report from Cisco Systems, the bellwether of the computer networking sector.
▪ That shows an inner strength which must be the result of his deep religious conviction.
▪ Barton nudged the nose down and tested the strength of the right-hand roll.
▪ I got a better grip, Lincoln testing my strength, experimenting with the power of the leash.
▪ Are you naturally more cautious, preferring to test the strength of your enemy before striking at his weak points?
▪ The pool water was working wonders on her ankle and after a few more minutes she tested its strength.
▪ When an aircraft has been designed and built a full-sized specimen must be tested for strength and stiffness.
▪ Many happy hours were spent colouring the eggs and inventing games to test the strength of the shells.
▪ You will at least be able to test the strength of the case against you.
▪ Having thus tested the strength of the main anchor, the last person down can remove the back-up before abseiling.
God give me strength!
be a pillar of strength
▪ Finally, to my daughter who was a pillar of strength.
brute force/strength
▪ And let's not limit the language to pictures of thunder and brute strength.
▪ But like men, chimps do not rise entirely on brute strength.
▪ Even his strong-man routine seems devoid of any intelligence or style and focuses, instead, upon brute force and muscle.
▪ Henry Cooper used brute strength to promote after-shave.
▪ Teravainen belonged to the brute force school; off the tee, he was as long as anybody.
▪ Their only ultimate recourse is to deal with each other by brute force.
▪ Wado employs very light and fast techniques, preferring evasion to meeting brute force head on.
▪ Was brute force and intimidation all they knew?
every (last) ounce of courage/energy/strength etc
▪ It had taken every ounce of courage she possessed to board the aircraft after her last experience.
gather yourself/your strength/your thoughts
keep your spirits/strength/morale etc up
▪ Crusty Bill boasts he's on a spicy vegetarian diet to keep his strength up for love.
▪ During the war years, it helped keep our spirits up and we need it again now.
▪ He had a strong sense of humour, and kept his spirits up.
▪ I had to keep my strength up.
▪ I told Tansy that she must keep her spirits up, that Rose might be needing her.
▪ She ate a little to keep her strength up.
play to your strengths
tower of strength
▪ My mother has been a tower of strength.
▪ John seems a tower of strength and reason.
▪ She was a tower of strength, giving me lessons on a weekly basis.
▪ Tactful, encouraging, a tower of strength to lean on.
▪ You're always a tower of strength.
▪ Before choosing a career you should spend time identifying your personal strengths and weaknesses.
▪ Bill was doing a lot of exercise to build up his strength.
▪ Diana pulled on the rope with all her strength.
▪ His ability to charm people is one of his greatest strengths.
▪ I didn't have the strength to climb any further.
▪ Men are better at some sports because of their greater physical strength.
▪ moral strength
▪ Regular gym sessions will improve both your health and strength.
▪ Fitness programs feature water aerobics, self-defense techniques and strength training.
▪ He had all the strength it would take to kill an adult person, let alone a baby.
▪ His is constantly pre-occupied with fitness, strength, and staying in peak condition.
▪ She felt her strength ebbing but remained calm.
▪ The strength of this book is that it puts flesh on the bare bones of this argument.
▪ The analysis was completed by a tabulation of results which consolidated the risk scores and financial strength ratings.
▪ The opposition mounted, but Johnson was probably right in asserting that its strength was overstated.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Strength \Strength\, n. [OE. strengthe, AS. streng[eth]u, fr. strang strong. See Strong.]

  1. The quality or state of being strong; ability to do or to bear; capacity for exertion or endurance, whether physical, intellectual, or moral; force; vigor; power; as, strength of body or of the arm; strength of mind, of memory, or of judgment.

    All his [Samson's] strength in his hairs were.

    Thou must outlive Thy youth, thy strength, thy beauty.

  2. Power to resist force; solidity or toughness; the quality of bodies by which they endure the application of force without breaking or yielding; -- in this sense opposed to frangibility; as, the strength of a bone, of a beam, of a wall, a rope, and the like. ``The brittle strength of bones.''

  3. Power of resisting attacks; impregnability. ``Our castle's strength will laugh a siege to scorn.''

  4. That quality which tends to secure results; effective power in an institution or enactment; security; validity; legal or moral force; logical conclusiveness; as, the strength of social or legal obligations; the strength of law; the strength of public opinion; strength of evidence; strength of argument.

  5. One who, or that which, is regarded as embodying or affording force, strength, or firmness; that on which confidence or reliance is based; support; security.

    God is our refuge and strength.
    --Ps. xlvi. 1.

    What they boded would be a mischief to us, you are providing shall be one of our principal strengths.

    Certainly there is not a greater strength against temptation.
    --Jer. Taylor.

  6. Force as measured; amount, numbers, or power of any body, as of an army, a navy, and the like; as, what is the strength of the enemy by land, or by sea?

  7. Vigor or style; force of expression; nervous diction; -- said of literary work.

    And praise the easy vigor of a life Where Denham's strength and Waller's sweetness join.

  8. Intensity; -- said of light or color.

    Bright Ph[oe]bus in his strength.

  9. Intensity or degree of the distinguishing and essential element; spirit; virtue; excellence; -- said of liquors, solutions, etc.; as, the strength of wine or of acids.

  10. A strong place; a stronghold. [Obs.]

    On the strength of, or Upon the strength of, in reliance upon. ``The allies, after a successful summer, are too apt, upon the strength of it, to neglect their preparations for the ensuing campaign.''

    Syn: Force; robustness; toughness; hardness; stoutness; brawniness; lustiness; firmness; puissance; support; spirit; validity; authority. See Force.


Strength \Strength\, v. t. To strengthen. [Obs.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

Old English strengþu, strengð "bodily power, force, vigor, firmness, fortitude, manhood, violence, moral resistance," from Proto-Germanic *strangitho (cognates: Old High German strengida "strength"), from PIE *strenk- "tight, narrow" (see string (n.)), with Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)). Compare length/long. From the same root as strong,


n. The quality or degree of being strong. vb. (context obsolete English) To give strength to; to strengthen. (12th-17th c.)

  1. n. the property of being physically or mentally strong; "fatigue sapped his strength" [ant: weakness]

  2. capability in terms of personnel and materiel that affect the capacity to fight a war; "we faced an army of great strength"; "politicians have neglected our military posture" [syn: military capability, military strength, military posture, posture]

  3. physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man" [syn: force, forcefulness]

  4. an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte" [syn: forte, strong suit, long suit, metier, specialty, speciality, strong point] [ant: weak point]

  5. the power to induce the taking of a course of action or the embracing of a point of view by means of argument or entreaty; "the strength of his argument settled the matter" [syn: persuasiveness] [ant: unpersuasiveness]

  6. the amount of energy transmitted (as by acoustic or electromagnetic radiation); "he adjusted the intensity of the sound"; "they measured the station's signal strength" [syn: intensity, intensity level]

  7. capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects; "the toxin's potency"; "the strength of the drinks" [syn: potency, effectiveness]

  8. the condition of financial success; "the strength of the company's stock in recent weeks" [ant: weakness]

  9. permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force; "they advertised the durability of their products" [syn: lastingness, durability, enduringness]

Strength (Tarot card)

Strength is a Major Arcana Tarot card, and is numbered either XI or VIII, depending on the deck. Historically it was called Fortitude, and in the Thoth Tarot deck it is called Lust. This card is used in game playing as well as in divination.

Strength (band)

Strength is a disco- rock band from Portland, Oregon, made up of Bailey Winters, John Zeigler, and Patrick Morris. Their 2006 debut album, Going Strong, on Community Disco, was produced and recorded by Chris Anderson at Animal Kingdom, and mastered by Nilesh Patel at The Exchange.

Their second album, Mind-Reader, was self-recorded and then mixed by Jake Portrait at the Odditorium and Wave Cave in Portland. It was also mastered by Nilesh Patel at The Exchange.

Strength (explosive)

In explosive materials, strength is the parameter determining the ability of the explosive to move the surrounding material. It is related to the total gas yield of the reaction, and the amount of heat produced. Cf. brisance.

The strength, or potential, of an explosive is the total work that can be performed by the gas resulting from its explosion, when expanded adiabatically from its original volume, until its pressure is reduced to atmospheric pressure and its temperature to 15°C. The potential is therefore the total quantity of heat given off at constant volume when expressed in equivalent work units and is a measure of the strength of the explosive.

Explosive strength is measured by, for example, the Trauzl lead block test.

An explosion may occur under two general conditions: the first, unconfined, as in the open air where the pressure (atmospheric) is constant; the second, confined, as in a closed chamber where the volume is constant. The same amount of heat energy is liberated in each case, but in the unconfined explosion, a certain amount is used as work energy in pushing back the surrounding air, and therefore is lost as heat. In a confined explosion, where the explosive volume is small (such as occurs in the powder chamber of a firearm), practically all the heat of explosion is conserved as useful energy. If the quantity of heat liberated at constant volume under adiabatic conditions is calculated and converted from heat units to equivalent work units, the potential or capacity for work results.

Therefore, if

Q represents the total quantity of heat given off by a mole of explosive of 15°C and constant pressure (atmospheric); Q represents the total heat given off by a mole of explosive at 15°C and constant volume; and W represents the work energy expended in pushing back the surrounding air in an unconfined explosion and thus is not available as net theoretical heat;

Then, because of the conversion of energy to work in the constant pressure case,

Q = Q + W

from which the value of Q may be determined. Subsequently, the potential of a mole of an explosive may be calculated. Using this value, the potential for any other weight of explosive may be determined by simple proportion.

Using the principle of the initial and final state, and heat of formation table (resulting from experimental data), the heat released at constant pressure may be readily calculated.

m n Q = vQ - vQ 1 1


Q = heat of formation of product i at constant pressure Q = heat of formation of reactant k at constant pressure v = number of moles of each product/reactants (m is the number of products and n the number of reactants)

The work energy expended by the gaseous products of detonation is expressed by:

W = P dv

With pressure constant and negligible initial volume, this expression reduces to:

W = P·V

Since heats of formation are calculated for standard atmospheric pressure (101 325 Pa, where 1 Pa = 1 N/m²) and 15°C, V is the volume occupied by the product gases under these conditions. At this point

W/mol = (101 325 N/m²)(23.63 l/mol)(1 m³/1000 l) = 2394 N·m/mol = 2394 J/mol

and by applying the appropriate conversion factors, work can be converted to units of kilocalories.

W/mol = 0.572 kcal/mol

Once the chemical reaction has been balanced, one can calculate the volume of gas produced and the work of expansion. With this completed, the calculations necessary to determine potential may be accomplished.

For TNT:

CH(NO)CH → 6CO + 2.5H + 1.5N + C

for 10 mol


Q = 6(26.43) – 16.5 = 142.08 kcal/mol

Note: Elements in their natural state (H, O, N, C, etc.) are used as the basis for heat of formation tables and are assigned a value of zero. See table 12-2.

Q = 142.08 + 0.572(10) = 147.8 kcal/mol

As previously stated, Q converted to equivalent work units is the potential of the explosive. (MW = Molecular Weight of Explosive)

Potential = Q kcal/mol × 4185 J/kcal × 10 g/kg × 1 mol/(mol·g) Potential = Q (4.185 × 10) J/(mol·kg)

For TNT,

Potential = 147.8 (4.185 × 10)/227.1 = 2.72 × 10 J/kg

Rather than tabulate such large numbers, in the field of explosives, TNT is taken as the standard explosive, and others are assigned strengths relative to that of TNT. The potential of TNT has been calculated above to be 2.72 × 10 J/kg. Relative strength (RS) may be expressed as

R.S. = Potential of Explosive/(2.72 × 10)
Strength (mathematical logic)

The relative strength of two systems of formal logic can be defined via model theory. Specifically, a logic α is said to be as strong as a logic β if every elementary class in β is an elementary class in α.

Strength (Japanese band)

Strength was a Japanese hardcore band formed in Sendai, Japan. They played not only in their hometown Sendai but also in numerous places such as Tokyo and Osaka. They are known as one of the earliest bands who formed basis of the Sendai hardcore Merauder.

Strength (Enuff Z'nuff album)

Strength is the second studio album by American rock band Enuff Z'nuff. The band had positive momentum at the time of the album's release, including an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, as well as Rolling Stone Magazine calling them "The Hot Band Of 1991." Although Strength quickly entered the British charts at #56, the album only peaked at a quiet #143 in the United States. Despite selling fewer copies than their debut record, the album is often seen as a fan favorite of the band's releases. The song "Time To Let You Go" would later be covered by both The Wildhearts and Paul Gilbert.

In 2007, lead singer and guitarist of Enuff Z'nuff, Donnie Vie, released the album Extra Strength, an acoustic reworking of the 1991 recording. Strength was re-issued June 2011 in Japan on the SHM-CD format.

Strength (The Alarm album)

Strength is the second studio album from The Alarm. It was released in 1985 on IRS Records. The single "Strength" was released before the album, reaching No.40 in the UK singles chart. This was followed after the album release by "Spirit of '76", which reached No.22 and saw the band on Top of the Pops and various other TV stations. Finally, "Knife Edge" was released, just failing to reach the Top 40.

The album was released initially on vinyl LP, vinyl picture disc and cassette. As technology improved, a CD version was released.

An extended re-mastered version was also released, including extra tracks. Released in 2000, the remastered edition featured a revised track listings, b-sides and previously unreleased recordings, new and original artwork, unseen photos, lyrics, sleeve notes by Mike Peters and interactive programming information to play the album in its original form.

Alt-Strength is the full demos set, released on a double-cd set on 12 November 2001.

Usage examples of "strength".

Although he suspected the accusatory look resulted more from frustration than anger, when Marguerite merely shrugged and laid back against her pillow, Germaine concluded they had taxed her limited strength enough for one day.

The scene in Tokyo Bay, coming in the wake of the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, offered a stunning lesson in the kind of material strength and affluence that might be attained under American-style democracy.

So desperate indeed did the situation of the son of Theodosius appear, to those who were the best acquainted with his strength and resources, that Jovius and Valens, his minister and his general, betrayed their trust, infamously deserted the sinking cause of their benefactor, and devoted their treacherous allegiance to the service of his more fortunate rival.

The enemy strength south of Caen astride the Falaise road is now very great, and greater than anywhere else on whole Allied front.

His hands were huge, and though they appeared to have the strength to squeeze a cannonball in two, they were amazingly gentle, and the slim clay pipe seemed like a fragile bird between them.

I could see there was no chance on earth of its being intercepted, my hands were reaching out for the barrel of cider on the trestle by my side, and the tinkling of the shattered ampoule was still echoing in shocked silence in that tiny little room when I smashed down the barrel with all the strength of my arms and body exactly on the spot where the glass had made contact.

Remember, in union there is strength, and that Union which has been cemented by the blood of our gallant brothers must be eternal, and let that man be anathemized and banned who with lying lip or evil heart would dare to weaken or dissolve it.

There was in her gesture an unconscious yearning, a mute and anguished appeal, as though from the oppressions of human character to the broad strength of nature, that was not lost on Delafield.

Quickly and with the strength of my annoyance did I use the haft portion of the spear to rap sharply at the shin of first Ceralt and then Mehrayn, ending their exchange and sending them back from each other with yelps of pain.

In cases where there is prolapsus or falling of the womb, or Anteversion or Retroversion, or other displacements the use of the Antiseptic and Healing Suppositories will be found to be of great benefit in giving strength to the supports of the womb and its appendages.

Aureolus, doubtful of his internal strength, and hopeless of foreign succors already anticipated the fatal consequences of unsuccessful rebellion.

They are not only clumsy and childish designs ill executed, but they are rendered unintelligible to all save the initiated in such hieroglyphics, by offering an elaborate ground-work of type, antitype, and symbol, on which the artist probably spent a large part of his strength.

She it was who taught us not only the way to change dry wood into a suitable pulp, the kind of size to be used, how to waterproof and give the paper strength, but many more marvelous details appertaining to the manufacture of paper which in their ramifications have proved of inestimable benefit and service to the human race.

Antiseptic and Healing Suppositories, applying one every third night After having first cleansed the vagina and neck of the womb thoroughly by the use of warm water and soap as an injection, will prove of great benefit in giving strength to the supports of the womb and its appendages.

Nobunaga built his palace and castle, which as regards architecture, strength, wealth and grandeur may well be compared with the greatest buildings of Europe.