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Definitions of struggle

  1. an energetic attempt to achieve something; " getting through the crowd was a real struggle"; " he fought a battle for recognition"
  2. an open clash between two opposing groups ( or individuals); " the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"-- Thomas Paine; " police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti- abortion mobs"
  3. climb awkwardly, as if by scrambling
  4. be engaged in a fight; carry on a fight; " the tribesmen fought each other"; " Siblings are always fighting"
  5. make a strenuous or labored effort; " She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; " He fought for breath"
  6. strenuous effort; " the struggle to get through the crowd exhausted her"
  7. to exert strenuous effort against opposition; " he struggled to get free from the rope"
  8. To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body.
  9. To use great efforts; to labor hard; to strive; to contend forcibly; as, to struggle to save one's life; to struggle with the waves; to struggle with adversity.
  10. To labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in any kind of difficulty or distress.
  11. A violent effort or efforts with contortions of the body; agony; distress.
  12. Great labor; forcible effort to obtain an object, or to avert an evil.
  13. Contest; contention; strife.
  14. A violent effort or endeavor; contest; strife; sometimes, war or battle.
  15. To put forth great effort; contend; strive.
  16. Struggler.
  17. To make great efforts with contortions of the body: to make great exertions: to contend: to labor in pain: to be in agony or distress.
  18. A violent effort with contortions of the body: great labor: agony.
  19. A violent effort; great labor; agony.
  20. To make violent efforts; contend; endeavor.
  21. To engage in a struggle; strive or labor earnestly.
  22. A violent effort; contention.
  23. Forcible effort to obtain an object or to avoid an evil; contest; contention; agony; contortions of extreme distress.
  24. To use great efforts with twistings or coutortions of body; to strive; to contend; to labour in pain; to be in agony.
  25. To use violent efforts with twistings of the body; to use great efforts or exertions; to strive; to contend; to labour hard.
  26. Violent efforts, with twistings of the body; great efforts to attain an object or to avoid an evil; contest; contortions of extreme distress.
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Quotes of struggle

  1. When you are covering a life -or -death struggle as British reporters were in 1940, it is legitimate and right to go along with military censorship, and in fact in situations like that there wouldn't be any press without the censorship. – Kate Adie
  2. Painting what I experience, translating what I feel, is like a great liberation. But it is also work, self -examination, consciousness, criticism, struggle – Balthus
  3. The force of the blow depends on the resistance. It is sometimes better not to struggle against temptation. Either fly or yield at once. – F. H. Bradley
  4. When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle – Edmund Burke
  5. From a generation that came of age during the Great Depression, millions of our country's best and bravest took up arms in a worldwide struggle against tyranny. – Steve Buyer
  6. You know, the period of World War I and the Roaring Twenties were really just about the same as today. You worked, and you made a living if you could, and you tired to make the best of things. For an actor or a dancer, it was no different then than today. It was a struggle – James Cagney
  7. I try to find hope in struggle and resistance in small places as much as I can. – Danny Glover
  8. As the class struggle sharpens in the U. S. Marxism will come into its own as a great popular study. – C. L. R. James
  9. This is a struggle for the soul of the Democratic Party, which in too many cases has become so corporate and identified with corporate interests that you can't tell the difference between Democrats and Republicans. – Dennis Kucinich
  10. The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just. – Abraham Lincoln
  11. There was a generation of people who moved here to make something of themselves. They had to really struggle and created really something on their own apart from a lot of attention. It was a really exciting time here. – Arto Lindsay
  12. This election marks a significant moment in Haiti; it not only serves as the basis of hope along the road to democracy, but also serves as a testament to the resolve and character of the Haitian people during their long struggle for peace, reconciliation, and prosperity. – Kendrick Meek
  13. I have always regarded global development as a struggle between the forces of good and evil. Not to be simplified as a struggle between Jesus and Satan, since I do not consider that the process is restricted to our own sphere of culture. – Alva Myrdal
  14. If I thought that any of this was pre ordained, then it takes away any kind of incentive to struggle or to put up with things, to reach for those impossible dreams, all those dramatic things. – Gary Numan
  15. The history of the past is but one long struggle upward to equality. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Usage examples for struggle

  1. The struggle to decide on a course for herself immediately was rising again within her, when she saw a young man turn from the street and come up the walk toward the porch. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  2. To struggle with the world,- that is a proud thing; to struggle alone,- there lies the doubt! – McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader by William Holmes McGuffey
  3. Why should I struggle – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  4. A most extraordinary struggle followed. – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore
  5. I don't think Fanny was so much to blame; but her mother seemed to fancy that the new mistress of the house was not to be allowed to have her place without a struggle – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  6. She made the struggle and she found that she could not do it. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  7. All the world- her world and his world- would think it better that they should part; and let the struggle cost him what it would, he would teach himself to wish that it might be so- if not for his own sake, then for hers. – Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope
  8. He began to struggle with his thoughts. – In Desert and Wilderness by Henryk Sienkiewicz
  9. I believe a mighty struggle was going on within him, perhaps the greatest struggle of his life. – Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh by George W. Foote
  10. Father, it's as I said- I can't struggle on much longer. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  11. She studied his face and saw there something of the terrible struggle through which he had passed. – If Any Man Sin by H. A. Cody
  12. But he has a struggle to keep up his position. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  13. She has no one except him in the world, and if he be taken from her, I cannot think how she will struggle on alone." – The Drummer's Coat by J. W. Fortescue
  14. The struggle was over, and I lived again but to work. – To-morrow? by Victoria Cross
  15. It is indeed a life and death struggle – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  16. The struggle for victory was something awful. – A Boy I Knew and Four Dogs by Laurence Hutton
  17. All that was worst in her and all that was best rose to the struggle – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  18. The struggle was hard. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  19. He was making that horrible struggle to get back somewhere through the darkness which shut him in. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  20. " The struggle cannot last very long," said my father. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell

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