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typically a mental struggle — as in coming to terms with something
more rarely a physical struggle — as in hand-to-hand combat or moving something heavy or awkward
- He quite shook hands with me — which was a violent proceeding for him, his usual course being to slide a tepid little fish-slice, an inch or two in advance of his hip, and evince the greatest discomposure when anybody grappled with it.Chapters 58-60 (60% in)
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