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used in Jane Eyre

2 uses
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to struggle:

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
  • "You should not have yielded: you should have grappled with her at once," said Mr. Rochester.
    Chapter 20 (49% in)
  • Mr. Rochester flung me behind him: the lunatic sprang and grappled his throat viciously, and laid her teeth to his cheek: they struggled.
    Chapter 26 (67% in)

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