Because for all his moxie, Rourke is just a busted-up old actor.
And the CDC team that arrived to ensure they were properly trained and equipped found them in no need of moxie and dedication.
He has a big personality made for TV, plenty of moxie, ego and mental sharpness.
She got the beauty, the brains, the wit—but most importantly, the moxie.
The recipe is inexact; a crazy mix of luck, audacity, and moxie.
It takes a certain kind of moxie—and egomania—both of which Roth has always had in spades.
I do not mean to be disrespectful, but Lewis was as disrespectful as could be when he was young and full of moxie.
Trout weighing four and five pounds have been taken at moxie, but none of that size came to our hand.
The woods about moxie Lake were literally carpeted with Linna.
I had never before seen or heard this bird, and its loud cackle in the woods about moxie was a new sound to me.
"courage," 1930, from Moxie, brand name of a bitter, non-alcoholic drink, 1885, perhaps as far back as 1876 as the name of a patent medicine advertised to "build up your nerve;" despite legendary origin stories put out by the company that made it, it is perhaps ultimately from a New England Indian word (it figures in river and lake names in Maine, where it is apparently from Abenaki and means "dark water"). Much-imitated in its day; in 1917 the Moxie Company won an infringement suit against a competitor's beverage marketed as "Proxie."
[1908+; the semantic history is not entirely clear; best known fr the advertising slogan ''What this country needs is plenty of Moxie,'' used for a brand of soft drink registered in 1924; but other Moxie drinks preexisted this: a patent ''nerve medicine'' of the same name was marketed in 1876; the name may be based on a New England Indian term found in several Maine place names and perhaps in the name of a plant, moxie-berry]