Maignan himself, the stoutest of the stout, looked grave, and had lost his swaggering air.
The difficulties of the way were enough to have appalled the stoutest heart.
Sight, sound, glare went to the hearts of the stoutest witnesses.
They are the stoutest and most hardy looking men in the prison.
It was a sight at which the stoutest heart might have quailed, and Jason leapt back to the bank and dragged Sunlocks after him.
The mighty winds swayed the trees, and bent the stoutest of them like reeds.
The sight that met his eyes was enough to have terrified the stoutest heart.
On reaching it, a sight was before us that caused the stoutest to tremble.
He was the stoutest, gentlest, bravest little horse I ever saw.
“Luckily two of the biggest and stoutest are also the most sensible,” said Otto.
c.1300, "proud, valiant, strong," from Old French estout "brave, fierce, proud," earlier estolt "strong," from West Germanic *stult- "proud, stately" (cf. Middle Low German stolt "stately, proud," German stolz "proud, haughty, arrogant, stately"), from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)). Meaning "strong in body, powerfully built" is attested from late 14c., but has been displaced by the (often euphemistic) meaning "thick-bodied, fat and large," which is first recorded 1804. Original sense preserved in stout-hearted (1550s).
"strong, dark-brown beer," 1670s, from stout (adj.).