Origin of courage
Examples from the Web for courage
My wife was talking to her on the phone, and I just kinda found the courage to ask her.Deer Tick's John McCauley on Ten Years in Rock and Roll|James Joiner|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The courage of this husband and father is a constant reminder of how much some sacrifice for exercising universal rights.Behind Bars for the Holidays: 11 Political Prisoners We Want to See Free In 2015|Movements.Org|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Absolutely: “Courage I would rank now in the hierarchy of art and love.”Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness|Ronald K. Fried|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is the will of the people; the resolve of the political class; the courage of the media; and the authority of the courts.The U.S. Will Torture Again—and We’re All to Blame|Michael Tomasky|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Courage, one recalls, is not the absence of fear but the ability to act in the face of it.
But his courage was at last put to a test of which he had never dreamed.Strange Stories of Colonial Days|Various
"Would that I had half the courage for my quest," I mused, and walked slowly back to the solitary lodge.Lords of the North|A. C. Laut
More than any other it represents difficulties mastered, resources combined, labour, courage and patience.Italian Hours|Henry James
It had to be done, though, and it seemed a good opportunity for testing your courage, so I asked you to come with me.Derrick Sterling|Kirk Monroe
She told me to be quiet and have courage and all would be well and that I must get well as fast as possible.A Child of the Sea; and Life Among the Mormons|Elizabeth Whitney Williams
British Dictionary definitions for courage
Word Origin for courage
Word Origin and History for courage
c.1300, from Old French corage (12c., Modern French courage) "heart, innermost feelings; temper," from Vulgar Latin *coraticum (source of Italian coraggio, Spanish coraje), from Latin cor "heart" (see heart) which remains a common metaphor for inner strength.
In Middle English, used broadly for "what is in one's mind or thoughts," hence "bravery," but also "wrath, pride, confidence, lustiness," or any sort of inclination. Replaced Old English ellen, which also meant "zeal, strength."
Idioms and Phrases with courage
In addition to the idiom beginning with courage
- courage of one's convictions, have the
- Dutch courage
- pluck up (one's courage)