death-struggle love

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  • Even as Steve Jobs focuses, as he should, on his life-or death-struggle with pancreatic cancer and the liver transplant it required?

    Dennis Kneale: Apple's Risk: Corporate Paralysis

  • There was a death-struggle, during which White Fang walked around, stiff-legged and observant.

    The Famine

  • A man was quivering against my legs in a death-struggle.

    Chapter 23: The People of the Abyss

  • And I do not think there was one who would have interfered had we closed in a death-struggle.

    Chapter 9

  • She was an interested party in what seemed a death-struggle -- was not one of the fighters her Joe?

    Chapter 5

  • I am a mechanical moron, a species to whom Larry David once gave voice when, in the opening scene of a 2009 episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," he exploded with "wrap rage" after a death-struggle with the plastic shell that encased a newly gifted GPS device.

    Michael Sigman: Mechanical Morons Unite!

  • A recurring dispute within our national death-struggle for immigration sanity concerns terminology.

    Yes, Dammit, They’re Aliens!

  • Kralta was particularly moving on the score of the juvenile population, I remember, while Willem appealed to what he supposed was my sense of adventure, poor fool; plainly he regarded a hand-to-hand death-struggle in the dark as no end of a lark.

    Watershed

  • And when he fell at length — for she anticipated for him no bloodless death — Elspat would ere then have lain long in the grave, and could neither see his death-struggle nor mourn over his grave-sod.

    Chronicles of the Canongate

  • I learned then how quickly thoughts can pass through the mind, for in those few seconds I thought less of the anticipated death-struggle amid the boiling surges of the lake, and of the quiet sleep beneath its gloomy waters, than of the unsatisfactory manner in which those at home would glean the terrible tidings from the accident columns of

    The Englishwoman in America

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