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 Meanings and Examples of WRESTLE
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 v.  contend by grappling with, and striving to throw down an opponent
 v.  struggle or strive earnestly
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  What I want I take if I can get it, and so I wrestle neither with angels nor devils.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
2  There were many nonunion men among the Lithuanians, and with these he would labor and wrestle in prayer, trying to show them the right.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 8
3  Previously he had never felt obliged to wrestle too seriously with this question.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
4  He could have settled her with a well-planted blow; but he would not strike: he would only wrestle.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVI
5  Mr. Micawber kissed her hand, retired to the window, and pulling out his pocket-handkerchief, had a mental wrestle with himself.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
6  On different levels ourselves went forward; flower gathering some on the surface; others descending to wrestle with the meaning; but all comprehending; all enlisted.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 11
7  Some exercise their limbs in tournament on the greensward, contend in games, and wrestle on the yellow sand.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK SIXTH
8  Many of them were as poor as I was, and, besides having to wrestle with their books, they had to struggle with a poverty which prevented their having the necessities of life.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter III.
9  All day and all night for nearly a whole week they wrestled with the problem, and then in the end Jurgis took the responsibility.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4
10  St. Clare could say but little; he lay with his eyes shut, but it was evident that he wrestled with bitter thoughts.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
11  It was weeks and months that Tom wrestled, in his own soul, in darkness and sorrow.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
12  So Meg wrestled alone with the refractory sweetmeats all that hot summer day, and at five o'clock sat down in her topsy-turvey kitchen, wrung her bedaubed hands, lifted up her voice and wept.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
13  They talked and wrestled in the throes of composition, and felt as if something were happening, really happening, really in the void.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
14  The yet levelled musket shook like a drunkard's arm against the panel; Starbuck seemed wrestling with an angel; but turning from the door, he placed the death-tube in its rack, and left the place.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 123. The Musket.
15  No one seemed to be wrestling with such a terrific personal problem.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
Example Sentence:
1  She clutched him with such strength; she could wrestle an ape to the ground.
2  Delegates wrestled with the problems of violence and sanctions.
3  As a boy he had boxed and wrestled.
4  He has wrestled professionally for five years.
5  This year's best films wrestled mightily with questions of identity and belonging in a year when our culture did the same.
6  Ferguson has wrestled to bolster its standing, a possibility that seems much more remote now that its name has become shorthand for racial turmoil.
7  His short, compact body was better suited to wrestling than to basketball.
8  Her trainer, who pioneered wrestling in the UK, said: "Women tend to be mentally tougher than males - they're determined to win and it's the key to everything."
9  The government is wrestling with difficult economic problems.