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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRUGGLES

Her struggles met only the unbending, pitiless resistance of steel.

Finding his struggles useless, he resorted to expostulation.

All the while he was watching mercilessly for the cessation of the struggles.

Randal stops her mouth, and struggles to hold his mother back.

If she returns my love, my struggles will be sweet to me, for they will be made for her sake.

This is the goal of all our struggles for progress—it is the sole end worthy of them.

He was like a giant in the power of his enemies, and his struggles were terrible.

I still had struggles, I still rebelled against confessing my defeat.

Those whom I love best are those who have least sympathy with my struggles.

Her struggles, her sacrifices, her failures, were almost vividly portrayed.

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.