Even as we cheer for her stamina, we shrink from her rapacity.
They held signs and posters with pictures of young children that stamina method supposedly saved.
“Animals with sloping backs have huge reserves of stamina, because it is a very economic gait,” said Jean.
“You choose your brain surgeons for their stamina,” he later told the Washington Post.
This stamina and spontaneity set the pattern for the five hectic days ahead.
The Harvard crew, although it had started out so beautifully, had not the stamina to endure the strain.
Prepare the stamina from this piece of wax by snipping the proper number.
Excesses of any kind are indulgences, and it is easy to fall into them if we have not built up our stamina to resist.
I stood him for two years altogether, and then I guess my stamina broke.
The review was evidence, at least, as to our number, stamina and equipment.
1670s, "rudiments or original elements of something," from Latin stamina "threads," plural of stamen (genitive staminis) "thread, warp" (see stamen). Sense of "power to resist or recover, strength, endurance" first recorded 1726 (originally plural), from earlier meaning "congenital vital capacities of a person or animal," also in part from Latin application to the threads spun by the Fates to determine the length and course of one's life, and partly from a figurative use of Latin stamen "the warp (of cloth)" on the notion of the warp as the "foundation" of a fabric.
"pollen-bearing organ of a flower," 1660s, from Modern Latin (1625, Spigelus), from Latin stamen "stamen" (Pliny), literally "thread of the warp" in the upright loom (related to stare "to stand"), from PIE *sta-men- (cf. Greek stemon "warp," also used by Hesychius for some part of a plant, Gothic stoma, Sanskrit sthaman "place," also "strength"), from root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
Plural stamens or stamina (stā'mə-nə, stām'ə-)
The male reproductive organ of a flower, consisting of a filament and a pollen-bearing anther at its tip. See more at anther, flower.