He wrestles with Achelous for Deianeira (" destructive to husband "), daughter of Oeneus, king of Calydon, vanquishes the river god, and breaks off one of his horns, which as a horn of plenty is found as an attribute of Hercules in art.
Similarly the " man " who wrestles with Jacob at Peniel is identified with God.
The distinction between religion on the one hand and law and morality on the other is not indeed clearly conceived by Grotius, but he wrestles with it in such a way as to make it easy for those who followed him to seize it.
One of Beowulf's friends is killed; but Beowulf, unarmed, wrestles with the monster, and tears his arm from the shoulder.
It never wrestles with the concrete content that it takes as its referent.
Charlie wrestles with alcoholism and fatherhood.
Pamela struggles with Chase's secretiveness and Joan wrestles with whether to terminate a pregnancy.
Newly promoted Joan wrestles with whether or not to deploy after her daughter is born, eventually choosing to continue her service.
he complains to Siegfried next morning; and once more the hero has to intervene; invisible in his tarnkappe he wrestles with Brunhild, and, after a desperate struggle, takes from her her girdle and ring before yielding place to Gunther.
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