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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

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.

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

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

The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It's a constant struggle as to which one will win. And one cannot exist without the other.
Eric Burdon
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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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