struggle


struggle
01. The people of the region have been involved in a long [struggle] for freedom and democracy.
02. She's [struggling] to raise a family on a very low income.
03. He has been [struggling] with cancer since last year.
04. It is a [struggle] for me to learn English.
05. The dolphin injured itself while [struggling] to get out of the fisherman's net.
06. Frederick Douglass once said that if there is no [struggle], there is no progress.
07. Abraham Lincoln once said that 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.
08. Franz Xavier Kroetz once said that language exists only on the surface of our consciousness. The great human [struggles] are played out in silence, and in the ability to express oneself.
09. Everyone [struggles] with self-doubt and uncertainty at some point in his or her life.
10. When I was young, my parents really had to [struggle] to make ends meet.
11. There was a [struggle] to get the gun.
12. More than 1.3 billion people, one quarter of the world's population, live in absolute poverty, [struggling] to survive on less than a dollar a day.
13. After [struggling] to support himself, Mozart died in poverty at the age of 35.
14. Almost everyone likes to play baseball in Nicaragua, and people follow their favorite teams in the [struggle] to become national champion.
15. Evidence of the many [struggles] of Scotland's history can be seen in the ruins of the country's old castles.
16. Russia is still [struggling] in its attempts to build a democratic political system and market economy in the former communist nation.
17. Defining the concept of abnormal behavior has been an ongoing [struggle] for psychologists.
18. Karl Marx stated that the history of all human society, past and present, has been the history of class [struggles].
19. Despite his [struggles] against poverty and illness, the great composer Schubert composed ceaselessly.

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  • struggle — [strug′əl] vi. struggled, struggling [ME strogelen < ?] 1. to contend or fight violently with an opponent 2. to make great efforts or attempts; strive; labor 3. to make one s way with difficulty [to struggle through a thicket] vt. Rare …   English World dictionary

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