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Origin of fortitude
Examples from the Web for fortitude
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|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|DAILY BEAST
But the fact is that not a lot of these people have the fortitude and skill required to do that.
It would take a lot of confidence and fortitude to go against all that.How Obama Got Bin Laden: A Detailed Account From ‘Showdown’ by David Corn|David Corn|April 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This plethora of Rise with the Prize events captures the fortitude of women as they stand together.Global Events Celebrate Success of Women Nobel Prize Laureates|Swanee Hunt|December 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
In his fortitude, he had not even thought of this supreme piety; and he flung his arms round the old woman's neck.La Grenadiere|Honore de Balzac
Mr. Carden kept silence; but his fortitude was sorely tried.Put Yourself in His Place|Charles Reade
I have fortitude equal to most, but it must not be tried by a more than human test.Love and Intrigue|Friedrich Schiller
To the stubbornness of the Frank he united the fortitude of a Christian.The Collection of Antiquities|Honore de Balzac
The last of the ceremonies of the day consisted of a sort of trial of fortitude upon the young.
Word Origin for fortitude
early 15c., from Middle French fortitude, from Latin fortitudo "strength, force, firmness," from fortis "strong, brave" (see fort).