struggle


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Synonyms for struggle

strive

Synonyms

have trouble

Synonyms

  • have trouble
  • have problems
  • have difficulties
  • fight
  • come unstuck

Synonyms for struggle

to strive in opposition

a state of open, prolonged fighting

Synonyms for struggle

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It was just this contact that was needed to centralise the numerous local struggles, all of the same character, into one national struggle between classes.
My brother immediately grasped the situation, shouted, and hurried towards the struggle.
But there is something fine in the sudden passing away of these hearts from the extremity of struggle and stress and tremendous uproar - from the vast, unrestful rage of the surface to the profound peace of the depths, sleeping untroubled since the beginning of ages.
Arthur did not laugh, for he was preoccupied with some thought that made him say presently, "I should think now, Adam, you never have any struggles within yourself.
Amid frequent and thoughtful endeavors to remember; amid earnest struggles to regather some token of the state of seeming nothingness into which my soul had lapsed, there have been moments when I have dreamed of success; there have been brief, very brief periods when I have conjured up remembrances which the lucid reason of a later epoch assures me could have had reference only to that condition of seeming unconsciousness.
It was as though the side issues had been shorn away, so that the main struggle was thenceforth on simpler lines.
It comes from the struggle between conflicting misconceptions of the good.
He opened his eyes, hoping to see how the struggle of the Frenchmen with the gunners ended, whether the red-haired gunner had been killed or not and whether the cannon had been captured or saved.
At last Tarzan's knife found the great heart, and with a final, spasmodic struggle the lion rolled over upon the marble floor, dead.
He was sure from the fact that the panther moved all its limbs in its futile struggle for freedom that its spine was uninjured, and for the same reason he knew that none of its limbs were broken.
The thing was so preposterous that he had to struggle to realize it, and he reviewed in his mind the conversation with Tudor, trying to find some clue to the common-sense of what he was doing.
The man's stooped and narrow shoulders and weazened chest proclaimed him the true child of the crowded ghetto, and strong on Martin was the age-long struggle of the feeble, wretched slaves against the lordly handful of men who had ruled over them and would rule over them to the end of time.
He gargled his mouth and throat, took a suck at a divided lemon, and all the while the towels worked like mad, driving oxygen into his lungs to purge the pounding blood and send it back revivified for the struggle yet to come.
And I remember the fleeting bitterness that was mine as I realised that I was in a struggle with death, and that these others did not know.
He laid too great stress on what he called the class struggle, the antagonism between labor and capital, the conflict of interest.