More than 260 people died when a section of the military tried to wrest power from Turkish President Erdogan. After a dramatic night with heavy fighting, the government declared the coup had failed.
Notre Dame, a top college football program known for academic rigor, changed its media day plans at the last minute as it wrestles with allegations that players cheated on class work.
The essence of Thatcherism was to oppose the status quo and bet on freedom—odd, since as a prim, upwardly mobile striver, she was in some ways the embodiment of conservatism. She thought nations could become great only if individuals were set free. Unlike Churchill's famous pudding*, her struggles had a theme: the right of individuals to run their own lives, as free as possible from micromanagement by the state.
“Winston Churchill is reported to have once sent a pudding back to a chef complaining it lacked a theme.”
“How many lives (stories, talks, jobs…) lack a theme?”
U.S. House, D.C. Council Wrestle Over Gun Control
The struggle to regulate guns in the District in light of a historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling sparked competing legislative efforts yesterday as members of Congress debated taking control of the issue and the D.C. Council implored them to leave it in local hands.
(By Paul Duggan and Mary Beth Sheridan, The Washington Post)
Obama Has Goal to Wrest a Deal in Climate Talks
By JOHN M. BRODER and ELISABETH ROSENTHAL
The world is looking to the president to wrest some credible success from climate negotiations, and there were some signs that a meaningful political deal might be at hand.
v., -tled, -tling, -tles. v.intr.
- To contend by grappling and attempting to throw or immobilize one's opponent, especially under contest rules.
- To contend or struggle: wrestling with budget cuts.
- To strive in an effort to master something: wrestle with one's conscience.
- To take part in (a wrestling match).
- To take part in a wrestling match with.
- To move or lift with great effort and force: wrestled the piano up the stairs.
- To throw (a calf or other animal) for branding.
- The act or a bout of wrestling.
- A struggle.
[Middle English wrestlen, from Old English *wrǣstlian, frequentative of wrǣstan, to twist.]wrestler wres'tler n.
tr.v., wrest·ed, wrest·ing, wrests.
- To obtain by or as if by pulling with violent twisting movements: wrested the book out of his hands; wrested the islands from the settlers.
- To usurp forcefully: wrested power from the monarchy.
- To extract by or as if by force, twisting, or persistent effort; wring: wrest the meaning from an obscure poem.
- To distort or twist the nature or meaning of: wrested the words out of context.
- To divert to an improper use; misapply.
- The act of wresting.
- Music. A small tuning key for the wrest pins of a stringed instrument.
[Middle English wresten, from Old English wrǣstan, to twist.]wrester wrest'er n.
1 [T + to infinitive] to ask someone to do or not do something in a very sincere, emotional and determined way:
She implored her parents not to send her away to school.
2 [T] LITERARY to ask for something in this way:
She clasped her hands, and glancing upward, seemed to implore divine assistance.
He had an imploring look in his eyes.
verb (past strove /strəʊv/ or strived; past participle striven /ˈstrɪv(ə)n/ or strived)
Origin:Middle English: shortening of Old French estriver; related to estrif 'strife'
adjective (primmer, primmest)
- verb (prims, primming, primmed)
- [形]（〜・mer, 〜・mest）
1 〈人・行為などが〉堅苦しい, きちょうめんな；〈特に女性が〉取り澄ました.
1 〈身なり・場所などを〉きちんと整える((out, up)).
2 〈顔などを〉堅くきっとする, 取り澄ます；〈口を〉きゅっと結ぶ((out, up)).
- 4 Linguistics the first major constituent of a clause, indicating the subject matter, typically being the subject but optionally other constituents, as in ‘smitten he is not’. Contrasted with rheme.
Origin:Middle English: via Old French from Latin thema, from Greek, literally 'proposition'; related to tithenai 'to set or place'
2 ((米))小論文, （学生の）課題作文, レポート.
3 《音楽》（楽曲の）主題, テーマ；主旋律；主題曲.