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[stawl-werth] /ˈstɔl wərθ/
adjective, Archaic.
Origin of stalworth
before 900; Middle English stalwurthe, Old English stǣlwirthe serviceable, equivalent to stǣl (contraction of stathol staddle) + weorth worth1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Kam Edward the olde,Faire man he was and wis, stalworth and bolde.

    Coronation Anecdotes Giles Gossip
  • Two stalworth men were seen walking down the road that night about eight o'clock, dressed in a style common to boatmen.

    The Von Toodleburgs F. Colburn Adams
  • One glance, however, before you go, you will vouchsafe at the village tree—that stalworth elm.

    The House by the Church-Yard

    J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Mr. stalworth, if I find anything in the dust-pan, I shall turn it over to you.

    The Other Girls Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • Mr. stalworth says they are stamped with her own name, every one; breezy, and freshly delicious.

    The Other Girls Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney

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