verb (used without object), strug·gled, strug·gling.
verb (used with object), strug·gled, strug·gling.
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Origin of struggle
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OTHER WORDS FROM strugglestruggler, nounstrug·gling·ly, adverbpre·strug·gle, noun, verb (used without object), pre·strug·gled, pre·strug·gling.un·strug·gling, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for struggle
As for the queen herself, “The Crown” has turned on Elizabeth somewhat, extending less sympathy to her unique struggle to balance her duty with her desires.The Charles and Diana saga weighs heavy on ‘The Crown,’ but Gillian Anderson’s Thatcher is a triumph|Hank Stuever|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
The Jets are losing because they are bad and poorly coached, not by design, which makes their struggles all the more remarkable.It’s really hard to describe how bad the Jets are, but here’s our best effort|Neil Greenberg|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
SoftBank, notably, has had some struggles this year, including bad bets like WeWork.Hyundai reportedly in talks to buy SoftBank-owned Boston Dynamics|Brian Heater|November 9, 2020|TechCrunch
I’ve been on The Washington Post’s Food section team going on 10 years now, so I can personally attest that the struggle is real to come up with something unique and brand new.
The struggle between the ANC’s top two leaders could shape the future of South Africa’s leading party — and settle the direction of the country itself.The Corruption Battle Shaping South Africa’s Future|Charu Kasturi|November 9, 2020|Ozy
Morris struggled to straighten his back, which involved stiffening a spine rarely used.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Though researchers have struggled to understand exactly what contributes to this gender difference, Dr. Rohan has one hypothesis.
But as a nutrition-obsessed senior at Brown University, he struggled to find a protein bar he actually liked.
She struggled to concentrate on crossword puzzles and read books, so she just watched television.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One male student told me about a teammate in a fraternity who struggled with an eating disorder.Stepford Sororities: The Pressures of USC’s Greek Life|Maya Richard Craven|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But I have wrestled with misfortune in vain; I have struggled with want, till want has overcome me.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II|Various
The wolf was a tenacious fellow, and he struggled desperately to rise.The Camp in the Snow|William Murray Graydon
Squills was quite passive; he struggled no more—he was drowned.
Other children were thrown into rivers and those who could swim were shot down as they struggled in the water.With Our Soldiers in France|Sherwood Eddy
Sarah looked confusedly about her, while she struggled out of bed.When Sarah Went to School|Elsie Singmaster