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Examples from the Web for stalwart
The specter of this virus fills some of our most stalwart souls with unreasoning dread even when it is no immediate threat.
We are left with stalwart genres (action, rom com) and classic roles (prude, seductress, jock, backstory-less best friend).
Ellison, a stalwart progressive, was the first Muslim-American elected to Congress.
When the Stalwart vanguard reached the perimeter, their ranks broke in confusion.
Without presidential intervention, the committee would certainly authenticate the Stalwart delegation.
That bedridden old lady there had a stalwart son, who was now the owner of the Helpholme pastures.The Parson's Daughter of Oxney Colne|Anthony Trollope
Not many days after, came to court eight stalwart men riding upon bulls, the father and seven sons.Landholding In England|Joseph Fisher
He is the most stalwart knight in this country, and has no equal among us.Historic Tales, Vol 14 (of 15)|Charles Morris
This led to a personal attack upon the stalwart commander, and the Pacha was knocked into the mud in the street.Asiatic Breezes|Oliver Optic
At intervals the stalwart figure of a man towered above the rest, mounted high on a camel or an elephant.Guy in the Jungle|William Murray Graydon
British Dictionary definitions for stalwart
Word Origin for stalwart
Word Origin and History for stalwart
late 14c., Scottish variant of Old English stælwierðe "good, serviceable," probably a contracted compound of staðol "foundation, support" (from Proto-Germanic *stathlaz, from PIE root *sta- "to stand, set down, make or be firm;" see stet) + wierðe "good, excellent, worthy" (see worth). Another theory traces the first element of stælwierðe to Old English stæl "place," from Proto-Germanic *stælaz. In U.S. political history, applied 1877 by Blaine to Republicans who refused to give up their hostility to and distrust of the South.