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They accept the winners of the power struggle and in a few months, they have a new nest with them.

As a law student at the University of Notre Dame, I’ve seen firsthand the struggle to try to make in-person classes work.

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We fought a lot about it at first, but now I realize that it was because she had watched the LGBTQ folks of her own generation struggle so much, and she didn’t want me to have to live through that struggle.

A little over a week into her stay at home, Lavalais watched her struggle to swallow as she tried to drink.

Problems in this stress response set kids on a path toward behavior struggles.

Then she managed to struggle a mile through dark, rainy woods.

We might have thought The Comeback was about a desperate actress's shameless struggle for fame.

But it turns out it was really about a woman's struggle to realize what actually makes her happy.

In her struggle to find her daughter, Esther becomes one of the founders of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo.

Welcome to the daily struggle of every face you meet in Cuba.

Vicars' wives had come and gone, but all had submitted, some after a brief struggle, to old Mrs. Wurzel's sway.

The crowd shuffled off in all directions, and then engaged in a confused struggle for the chairs.

To this, it is greatly to be feared, the fiery Southerns will not submit without an armed struggle.

And a severe, embittered struggle then took place in a heart that seemed strangely divided against itself.

His repeated coughing seemed a constant warning that at any moment he might be vanquished in the struggle for becoming silence.


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What are other ways to say struggle?

The noun struggle, when referring to a fight or contest of any kind, implies vigorous bodily effort or violent exertion: a hand-to-hand struggle. A brush is a brief encounter or skirmish: a brush with the law. Clash implies a direct and sharp collision between opposing parties, efforts, interests, etc.: a clash of opinions.

On this page you'll find 247 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to struggle, such as: attempt, battle, clash, combat, conflict, and contest.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.