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Definition seeming unaffected by pleasure, pain, or emotions

More rarely, a stoic can refer to a member of the ancient Greek school of philosophy founded by Zeno (known for striving to be unaffected by pleasure, pain, or emotions).
  • She suffered quietly, courageously, with a stoic acceptance of her illness.
stoic = seeming unaffected by pleasure, pain, or emotions
  • If she was heart-broken, it didn't show. I still don't know if her stoicism is for show or if she really doesn't allow herself to feel emotion even in private moments.
  • stoicism = not being affected by pleasure, pain, or emotions
  • Stewart, who prided himself on Being Fully in Touch with His Emotions, was the complete polar opposite of my stoic father.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • stoic = seeming unaffected by pleasure, pain, or emotions
  • His face was a mask of granite stoicism.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • stoicism = seeming unaffected by emotions
  • He had been the most stoic man I had ever known, but since the stroke the most trivial things made him agitated, anxious, tearful.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • stoic = seeming unaffected by emotions
  • She remained stoic and impassive—hard to read.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • stoic = seeming unaffected by pleasure, pain, or emotions
  • Skeeter keeps her eyes on the podium, her face stoic and unyielding.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • stoic = seeming unaffected by pleasure, pain, or emotions
  • The soldiers left the room with him, pushing him before them with stout thwacks, which Gringoire bore like a true stoical philosopher.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • stoical = not displaying emotion
  • He took the blow stoically enough when Harry told him, merely grunting and shrugging, but Harry had the distinct feeling as he walked away that Dean and Seamus were muttering mutinously behind his back.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • stoically = showing no emotion
  • Of that imagined stoicism, that theoretical courage, not a trace was left.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • stoicism = to be unaffected by pleasure, pain, or emotions
  • "The incident has been forgotten, sir," said Pritchard stoically.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • stoically = without displaying emotion
  • When she saw me, she immediately affected her normal thin-lipped, stoic expression.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • stoic = seeming unaffected by pleasure, pain, or emotions
  • He was tough, driven, stoic.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • stoic = seeming unaffected by pleasure, pain, or emotions
  • She said that she thought she was stoic and gave nothing away.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • stoic = seeming unaffected by pleasure, pain, or emotions
  • He was able to reach out and grapple for his son's free hand. Kurt, still stoic ... took it up and tightened his grip gently on the hand of his sister. Soon, everyone in the cellar was holding the hand of another ... Some of them closed their eyes, waiting for their final demise, or hoping for a sign that the raid was finally over.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • stoic = seeming unaffected by pleasure, pain, or emotions
  • He bore it all stoically.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • stoically = without displaying emotion
  • When I found out about him and Marian I felt some element of stoic surrender.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • stoic = seeming unaffected by pleasure, pain, or emotions
  • He preserved a stoical and cold attitude.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • stoical = not showing emotion
  • "I'll be fine," replied the stoic Agent.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • stoic = seeming unaffected by pleasure, pain, or emotions
  • He will take the insults and abuses stoically so that his children will not have to take them in the future.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
stoically = without displaying emotion

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