Their marriage has been strained lately because of financial problems.
I have a strained back.
He strained every nerve to see in the darkness.
All of his friends were body pillows, and all of hers were dolls; so they bonded over their fondness for animating the inanimate. However, because they were not inanimate objects but people with complex emotions, their relationship was sometimes strained.
Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection.
The atmosphere can become rather strained.
I strained to hear what the President said.
Relations between the two countries have been strained to the breaking point.
He strained his eyes by reading too much.
After Johann got the job that Steve wanted, relations between them have been a bit strained to say the least.
He spoke in low, strained voice/ Relations between 2 families are strained/ She gave a strained laugh.
your heart is strained
I couldn’t stand the strained atmosphere at dinner anymore.
He sang with his voice strained.