The expression and gumption she sells the number with her eyes is the real magic of Shirley Temple.
Will the underdogs prevail through hard work and gumption or will billionaires turn Wisconsin into their own playground?
He quotes a friend of “Fighting Joe” Hooker on the gumption of that charismatic Union commander.
The Bigtrees are not the most practical clan, but they do not lack for gumption.
Mitt Romney, who has reverted to the not-a-follicle-out-of-place hairstyle, never really got up the gumption to hit Newt.
How do you suppose, in this mortal world, those women and girls had gumption enough to run away with that house-boat?
If your father'd just had the gumption to hold out, they'd have had to pay him anything he asked.
I only wonder that Chicago, with her accredited 'git' and 'gumption,' has not accepted my plan before.
There's a lot of stuff in your story that wouldn't be there if you had any gumption.
My heart riz; it was the only sign of gumption she had made for a hull day.
1719, originally Scottish, "common sense, shrewdness," also "drive, initiative," possibly connected with Middle English gome "attention, heed," from Old Norse gaumr "heed, attention." Sense of "initiative" is first recorded 1812.
Initiative; enterprise; courage; spunk (1831+)