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grapple
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Middlemarch
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  • In short, he had weight, and might be expected to grapple with a disease and throw it; while Dr. Minchin might be better able to detect it lurking and to circumvent it.
  • She stopped in speechless agitation, not crying, but feeling as if she were being inwardly grappled.
  • When the commonplace "We must all die" transforms itself suddenly into the acute consciousness "I must die—and soon," then death grapples us, and his fingers are cruel; afterwards, he may come to fold us in his arms as our mother did, and our last moment of dim earthly discerning may be like the first.

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  • I’ve just begun to grapple with the problem.
  • the two men grappled with each other for several minutes

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