struggle for

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struggle for (something)

To have difficulty or put forth a strenuous effort to achieve, obtain, devise, or produce something. I struggled for words when they presented me the award. I used to be able to crank out a new book every year, but lately I've been struggling for ideas.
See also: struggle

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
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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.
ISLAMABAD, March 24, 2012 (Balochistan Times): Co-Chairman of Pakistan People Party President Asif Ail Zardari has paid glowing tributes to Begum Nusrat Bhutto on her 83rd birth anniversary, describing her as a national asset who personally led from the front a heroic struggle for the restoration of democracy in the country.
Ethnic clashes in the south of Kyrgyzstan were the main tool in struggle for power, said Prosecutor General Kubatbek Baibolov at the plenary session of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan today.
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.
benefits of struggle for other forms of personal growth.
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.
If life was subsistence in the drought before this tragedy, Stephen now faces a day-to-day struggle for his life as he travels towards (he hopes) a refugee camp.
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.