She had the aptitude of the struggler who seeks emancipation.
It was, in Wagner's own phrase, "the gigantic perseverance of his friendship," that endeared him beyond words to the struggler.
I was floating on those waves of human being, in which the struggler must make for the shore, or sink.
A struggler after faith may well count among his assets the insight of the seers and of the Seer.
After a short sharp fight he drew the fish close enough to net the struggler.
late 14c., probably a frequentative form, of uncertain origin. Skeat suggests Old Norse strugr "ill will;" others suggest a connection to Dutch struikelen, German straucheln "to stumble." Related: Struggled; struggling.
1690s, from struggle (v.).
To have difficulty winning or holding the pace; be in athletic travail: Mets struggling; Cardinals soaring/ Lendl Struggles to Win
[1970s+ Sports; in the general sense ''strive despite difficulties,'' found by 1597]