mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously: Never once did her fortitude waver during that long illness.
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How to use fortitude in a sentence
Some might lack the fortitude—or masochism—required to endure a grueling campaign (Rubio).What Republicans Need Right Now Is a Good Internal Fight | James Poulos | November 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Both require of their practitioners discipline and a certain type of constitutional fortitude.Doctors Can Write More Than Prescriptions: The Best Books by Doctors | Gabriel Weston | August 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He rarely suggests that we develop the fortitude to unplug our brains from the news-generated matrix that subsumes us.What is the News? Whatever Alain de Botton Thinks It Is | Robert Herritt | February 20, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the fact is that not a lot of these people have the fortitude and skill required to do that.
Bravery is the ability to overcome fear through fortitude, instinct, compassion for others and training.
But Aunt Ri did not know what forces of fortitude had been gathering in Ramona's soul during these last bitter years.Ramona | Helen Hunt Jackson
He faced his loss with stoical fortitude, as I believe he would have confronted any disaster that life could bring.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
Recovering her fortitude, she sat down and wrote to M. Roland a minute account of all her proceedings.
With an animated countenance and a cheerful smile, she was all engrossed in endeavoring to infuse fortitude into his soul.
Woman's nature triumphs over philosophic fortitude, and she finds momentary relief in a flood of tears.
British Dictionary definitions for fortitude
strength and firmness of mind; resolute endurance
- fortitudinous, adjective
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