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  • Is that what the "wrestlings" in verse 8 refer to?

    Genesis 30

  • The Gaffer began to intercede for him silently; but experience had taught him that such "wrestlings," to be effective, must be noisy, and he dropped off to sleep with a sense of failure ...

    Old Fires and Profitable Ghosts

  • I could weep now as I recollect my wrestlings with it.

    THE BRAIN MERCHANT

  • When the thermometer drops, man ceases -- with all his lusts and wrestlings and achievements; with all his race-adventures and race-tragedies; and with all his red killings, billions upon billions of human lives multiplied by as many billions more.

    THE HUMAN DRIFT

  • Old fights and wrestlings have injured them irreparably.

    Chapter 36

  • She calls him Naphtali, which means “I have prevailed,” because she has “prevailed” (Hebrew niftalti) over her sister in a divine contest (Hebrew naftulei Elohim; NRSV, “mighty wrestlings”).

    Bilhah: Bible.

  • Sometimes the wrestlings and complexities of a heart are hard to express and words are not easy to birth.

    Where Rubber Meets the Road

  • Her wrestlings with her own unruly self gave her an intense insight into human nature which shines in her novels.

    Eden's Outcasts

  • Peniel at some d i s t a n t Peniel face to face dimmed by shadows to our present sight we perhaps shall come to see after dark and muttered wrestlings the riddle faith has heard our syntax and letters reordering with the WORD's splendor's shining to lay bare the Enigma of Ages

    Archive 2005-08-01

  • Belle had a kind heart, and would weep at the accounts I gave her of my early wrestlings with the dark Monarch.

    Lavengro

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