grap·​pling | \ ˈgra-p(ə-)liŋ How to pronounce grappling (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web But in an illustration of how divisive grappling with that brutal colonial history is in Belgium, a spokesman for the mayor of Antwerp, Bart De Wever, said the statue of Leopold was not being removed because of the recent outcry., "Statue of Leopold II, Belgian king who brutalized Congo, is removed in Antwerp," 9 June 2020 Another $10 million in loans and grants will be available to small businesses in the city grappling with day-to-day survival. Chronicle Staff,, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: April 1-2," 24 Apr. 2020 Campaigns are readjusting to a world without rallies, in which appeals for cash risk offending a public grappling with life-and-death dilemmas and in which the wealthiest of donors have seen billions wiped off their personal fortunes. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Trump campaign ditches negative messaging as it tries to keep dollars rolling amid crisis," 1 Apr. 2020 Despite losing position for a brief moment, Modafferi used her slick grappling skills for a reversal of her own. Nolan King, MMA Junkie, "UFC 246 results: Roxanne Modafferi dominates, upsets compromised Maycee Barber," 18 Jan. 2020 Nunes went directly to her grappling-centric gameplan in rounds three through five. Nolan King, MMA Junkie, "UFC 245 results: Amanda Nunes earns decision over game Germaine de Randamie," 15 Dec. 2019 While the Ten’s checklist may not seem to inspire sophisticated moral questioning the way a more nuanced approach would, a serious grappling allows room for personal growth and social consciousness. Mary Beth Mccauley, The Christian Science Monitor, "The Ten: The Commandments as a moral source code in modern life," 15 Oct. 2019 The grappling was a high level throughout the bout. Todd Martin, Los Angeles Times, "UFC 241 live updates: Daniel Cormier vs. Stipe Miocic," 17 Aug. 2019 Much like another son of Bexar County, former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, Hurd was a traditional Republican grappling with the changing order created by the tea party movement (a movement that led to Trump’s ascendance). Gilbert Garcia,, "Hurd walked a thin line in his congressional swing district," 3 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of grappling

1582, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Grappling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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