Origin of Stoic
Examples from the Web for stoic
From the few photographs of him, we see a stout man with deep Indian features, a thick mustache and stoic face.
By comparison, being stereotyped as intellectual, stoic, and boring might seem like a nice problem to have.Model Minority Rage: Why the Hulk Should Be an Asian Guy|Arthur Chu|July 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Matthew Axelson (Ben Foster) is given the most stoic and defiant death and it carries the most power.
You will be stoic and brave, the platonic ideal of perseverance no matter what life throws at you.
To seize the day could be construed as a stoic, moral or hedonistic call, though not usually a sentimental one.One Perfect Summer Day in Virginia Woolf, Saul Bellow and Others|Matt Seidel|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Indian is a stoic, and if any emotion ever agitates him it is not betrayed in his countenance.Memoirs of Orange Jacobs|Orange Jacobs
His stoic air, his words of passive acceptance, laid a calm upon the first outburst of bitter grief from the two young creatures.Southern Lights and Shadows|Various
A Stoic or Epicurean displays principles, which may not only be durable, but which have an effect on conduct and behaviour.
Then as a further instance that you are still a stoic, come now and exhibit to me the treasures and secrets of Ripon House.The King's Men|Robert Grant, John Boyle O'Reilly, J. S. Dale, and John T. Wheelwright
If Christianity cannot help you, try to become a Stoic philosopher.Fathers and Sons|Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
Word Origin for Stoic
late 14c., "philosopher of the school founded by Zeno," from Latin stoicus, from Greek stoikos "pertaining to a member of or the teachings of the school founded by Zeno (c.334-c.262 B.C.E.), characterized by austere ethical doctrines," literally "pertaining to a portico," from stoa "porch," specifically Stoa Poikile "the Painted Porch," the great hall in Athens (decorated with frescoes depicting the Battle of Marathon) where Zeno taught (see stoa). Meaning "person who represses feelings or endures patiently" first recorded 1570s. The adjective is recorded from 1590s in the "repressing feelings" sense, c.1600 in the philosophical sense.