But God, who is ableto prevail, wrestled with him, as the Angel did with Jacob, and marked him; marked him for his own.
Soundlessly, shadow with shadow, we wrestled together,Till the grey dawn.Alfred Noyes
In the primitive church were not prayers simple, unpremeditated, united; prayers of the well-taught apostle; prayers of the accomplished scholar; prayers of the rough but fervent peasant; prayers of the new and zealous convert; prayers which importuned and wrestled with an instant and irrepressible urgency; were they not an essential part of that religion, which holy fire had kindled; and which daily supplications alone could fan?William Arthur, p. 473. (Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
When they [students] know how to construct a square whose area is double the area of a given square, tell them about the duplication of the cube -- how the wrath of Apollo could be appeased only by the construction of a cubical altar double the given altar, and how mathematicians long wrestled with this problem.p.3 (Introduction)
I have wrestled with Thanatos knee to knee and I know how death is vanquished. Man's immortality is not to live forever; for that wish is born of fear. Each moment free from fear makes a man immortal.Mary Renault's portrayal of Alexander in Fire from Heaven (1969)
Sir, you have wrestled well, and overthrown More than your enemies.Rosalind, Sc. ii
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