wrestle with

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References in classic literature ?
You may be sure the folks of Oz did their best with such a distinguished company watching them, and finally Zeb offered to wrestle with a little Munchkin who seemed to be the champion.
Did I like to go there, or did I strive and wrestle with the power that forced me?
Anne had been sitting up in bed, the better to wrestle with the problem of her exact opinion of Billy Andrews.