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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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.
The Prime Minister expressed thanks to the people and the government of Pakistan for their continual unflinching support to the Kashmir cause showing complete solidarity and overwhelming support to their Kashmiri brethren in their just and principled struggle for liberation of the motherland from Indian yoke.
The PM expressed gratitude to the people and the government of Pakistan for their continual unflinching support to the Kashmir cause showing complete solidarity and overwhelming support to their Kashmiri brethren in their just and principled struggle for liberation of the motherland from Indian yoke.
'People and Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir will relentlessly continue struggle for which the government in the base camp was established 71 years ago,' the president vowed and urged the global community to take serious notice of Indian state terrorism in occupied territory to crush indigenous struggle of Kashmir people for their birth right.
Paying homage to the founding president of Azad Kashmir, Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan and his associates for waging struggle for liberation of Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan said that Ghazi-e- Millat not only physically participated in the liberation struggle of Kashmir but also chaired the historic meeting that adopted the resolution of Kashmir's accession to Pakistan in 1947 at his Srinagar residence.
The key narrative in the book is the story of how a group composed largely of women workers was able to engage in a labour struggle for a very long period until victory was won.
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.He said the third party and people involved into struggle for power are main organizers of the conflict in southern Kyrgyzstan.
Jammu Sep.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.
Isasi-Diaz has identified this special task of the human agent as the historical project of the "kindom" of God in which the Latina community participates as historical subjects through the gift and responsibility of moral agency that is exercised in the struggle for justice.
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.