[ UK /dɹˈɪvən/ ]
[ US /ˈdɹɪvən/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. strongly motivated to succeed
  2. compelled forcibly by an outside agency
    mobs goaded by blind hatred
  3. urged or forced to action through moral pressure
    felt impelled to take a stand against the issue
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How To Use driven In A Sentence

  • - PBL Media and ninemsn jointly purchased 35% of 3P the owner of Mathletics, a subscription driven website that has 400K students in Aust + NZ using it. 400K Mathletics X $99 Per Annum = 35% ninemsn.
  • Their preferences ultimately shaped the place of worship that Warren built, and the result of that consumer-driven approach to creating Saddleback is a deliberately contemporary, highly professionalized operation with a carefully orchestrated feel-good atmosphere. American Grace
  • After the counter is installed on top of the cabinet, the wood strip is attached to the front edge of the counter using glue and small, air-driven brads.
  • Lawrence Pietroni has created two uniquely alluring charactersRuby and Isaand spins a story that feels mythical or folkloric, that is driven by a mystery, throbs with tension, and ends in conflagration. Ruby's Spoon: Summary and book reviews of Ruby's Spoon by Anna Lawrence Pietroni.
  • I play the piano, so it is natural for me to think ‘harmonically’ a lot of the time (one can hear harmonies instantly on a piano; also mainstream jazz is extremely harmony driven).
  • The use of steam-driven bellows in blast furnaces helped ironmakers switch over from charcoal (limited in quantity) to coke, which is made from coal, in the smelting of pig iron.
  • She described at last with extraordinary clearness, which is so often seen, though only for a moment, in such overwrought states, how Ivan had been nearly driven out of his mind during the last two months trying to save “the monster and murderer,” his brother. The Brothers Karamazov
  • It had four wheels, but that was where the similarity to anything she had ever driven ended.
  • But this subtlety is swept aside in performances that are simply too hard-driven.
  • Her concern was also driven by another impulse. Consuelo & Alva: Love and Power in the Gilded Age
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