struggle for

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struggle for something

to strive to obtain something. I was struggling for a law degree when I won the lottery. I had to struggle for everything that came my way.
See also: struggle
References in classic literature ?
The action of climate seems at first sight to be quite independent of the struggle for existence; but in so far as climate chiefly acts in reducing food, it brings on the most severe struggle between the individuals, whether of the same or of distinct species, which subsist on the same kind of food.
When a species, owing to highly favourable circumstances, increases inordinately in numbers in a small tract, epidemics--at least, this seems generally to occur with our game animals--often ensue: and here we have a limiting check independent of the struggle for life.
All that we can do, is to keep steadily in mind that each organic being is striving to increase at a geometrical ratio; that each at some period of its life, during some season of the year, during each generation or at intervals, has to struggle for life, and to suffer great destruction.
5 (ANI): The Scheduled Tribe Gujjars of Jammu and Kashmir today offered their full support to Jat community in their current struggle for grant of Other Backward Class (OBC) status.
It is a novel about the struggle for stability in an urban setting, with genuine flashes of heroism.
While he makes clear that he is committed to the close communion and Biblicism of his denomination, nonetheless he worked with many denominations in the struggle for racial justice and shows how evangelical ministry triumphed over denominational legalism (my wording) while a military chaplain during the Vietnam War.
It is a reassessment, as the title suggests, and a reminder of the pertinence of culture and art in a people's struggle for social justice.
The first and most important was the long struggle for trade union unity, employer recognition, and the strength to impose controls on an otherwise cutthroat competitive branch of industry.
Conn have reminded us that the struggle for the mutual respect and separation of church and state has a long history.
As I refer to films from various Arab countries (concentrating mainly on fiction feature films but without totally excluding relevant feature documentaries) I will illustrate how New Arab Cinema draws connections between, on the one hand, the anti-colonial struggle for national self-determination, and on the other, the struggle for cultural and social renewal.
Groundwork: Charles Hamilton Houston and the Struggle for Civil Rights by Genna Rae McNeil, University of Pennsylvania Press (reprint edition), March 1985, ISBN 0-812-21179-0
Both the Free South Africa Movement and the Immigrant Workers Freedom Rides were conceived as a way to connect African Americans' struggle for racial justice in the civil rights era to the struggles of other groups--for the FSAM, it was black South Africans; for the IWFR, it's immigrant workers (and their children) in the U.
The profession needs to learn from its past and hopefully, by transcending internal squabbles and struggles, it will play a more positive role in the far more critical struggle for social justice facing our society today.
And by doing so, they are not faithful to feminism in its pure and exclusive struggle for women.
Jew: The Struggle for the Soul of America, Jewry, is a fascinating study of a family splitting at the seams.