Origin of strength
Examples from the Web for strength
They are stories of persecution and triumph, adversity and strength.
With twice as many British soldiers, Washington was in for a fiercely competitive battle of wit and strength.The British Royals Reinvade Brooklyn: William and Kate Come Watch Basketball on Historic Battle Site|Justin Jones|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It does say something for the strength of this half-season, however, that Terminus feels so far away now.The Walking Dead’s Midseason Finale Shocker: A Cherished Character Meets a Grisly End|Melissa Leon|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Hollande was “insistent,” she writes, and “his strength of persuasion was nuclear.”Hell Hath No Fury Like Valerie Trierweiler, the French President’s Ex|Lizzie Crocker|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
War,” wrote Clausewitz, “is an extreme trial of strength and stamina.
The moon is still figured as a bull, but it is the idea of strength that is extracted from the picture and dwelt upon.The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria|Morris Jastrow
She prayed for strength to bear it, and resigned herself to Gods will.
When the powers are not used along the line of their strength they become demoralized, weakened, deteriorated.How to Succeed|Orison Swett Marden
Believe me, Hewitt, I have not strength even to mount, much less to sit a horse at present.
It was sympathy Letty longed for, not strength, and therefore she was afraid of Mary.Mary Marston|George MacDonald
Word Origin for strength
Old English strengþu "power, force, vigor, moral resistance," from Proto-Germanic *strangitho (cf. Old High German strengida "strength"), in gradational relationship to the root of strong, with Proto-Germanic abstract noun suffix *-itho (see -th (2)).
see brute force (strength); on the strength of; tower of strength.