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Definition of Struggle


  1. To strive, or to make efforts, with a twisting, or with contortions of the body.
  2. To use great efforts; to labor hard; to strive; to contend forcibly; as, to struggle to save one's life; to struggle with the waves; to struggle with adversity.
  3. To labor in pain or anguish; to be in agony; to labor in any kind of difficulty or distress.
  4. A violent effort or efforts with contortions of the body; agony; distress.
  5. Great labor; forcible effort to obtain an object, or to avert an evil.
  6. Contest; contention; strife.

Struggle Quotations

If there is no struggle, there is no progress. - Frederick Douglass
If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
Frederick Douglass

All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.
Pope Paul VI

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Struggle Translations

struggle in Afrikaans is veg, geveg
struggle in Dutch is worstelen, spartelen, zich aftobben
struggle in Finnish is painia, rimpuilla
struggle in French is luttons, lutter, luttent, luttez, combat
struggle in Italian is combattimento
struggle in Latin is nixor, contendo
struggle in Spanish is combate, batalla, forcejeo
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