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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRUGGLED

Philæmon averted his face for a moment, and struggled hard with his feelings.

After the captain left him, he struggled hard to unloose the cords which bound him.

I remembered the object of my visit, and struggled for composure.

She struggled for a second in his arms, and received his kiss with a little laugh.

Cassidy struggled with all his pride against the dominant fury this man hurled on him.

He pondered it on his way back to the street-car, as he struggled against the wind.

She slipped into the dress and struggled with its many and intricate fastenings.

I struggled with temptation and fell asleep still not conquering it.

John struggled out of his Uncle's embrace and turned squarely to face him.

Pride, anger, and sorrow, struggled in her countenance as she spoke.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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