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  • The absentminded, fluff-haired little clergyman and his stalwart wife drifted into her memory.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • It was Ritchie, that chat-room stalwart, who had come to my aid in the end.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • Until then, I urge you to be, as always, my stalwart daughter.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • …pieces as original; if—out of the dim light of Hobart and Blackwell—the collector got the piece home and noticed something amiss ("always carry a pocket light with you," Hobie had counselled me, early in the game; "there’s a reason so many antique shops are dark") then I —grieved at the mix-up, while stalwart in my conviction that the piece was genuine—gallantly offered to buy it back at ten percent more than the collector had paid, under the conditions and terms of an ordinary sale.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • If Gondor, Boromir, has been a stalwart tower, we have played another part.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • There was one thing that much aided me in renewing and re-creating the stalwart soldier of the Niagara frontier—the man of true and simple energy.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • So important was this day that an old man came to see, riding on the stalwart shoulders of his nephew.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • "Get back, you fools!" cried the muffled voice of Kemp, and there was a vigorous shoving back of stalwart forms.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • He banged at the door, and presently the heads of the old man and his two stalwart sons were thrust from windows.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • A rich uniform, half French, half Oriental, set off his graceful and stalwart figure, and his broad chest was decorated with the order of the Legion of Honor.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • His stomach had never been particularly stalwart.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • They are mostly young, of stalwart frames; fellows who have felled forests, and now seek to drop the axe and snatch the whale-lance.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Lit from beneath by banks of floodlights, the church’s two bell towers rose like stalwart sentinels above the building’s long body.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I reckon he was wondering which one Father had him pegged for, brute ox or stalwart heathen.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The apartment and furniture would have been nothing extraordinary as belonging to a homely, northern farmer, with a stubborn countenance, and stalwart limbs set out to advantage in kneebreeches and gaiters.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • How could disaster ever come to women such as they when their stalwart gray line stood between them and the Yankees?
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • When first the Professor’s eye had lit upon him, he had been angry at his interruption at such a time, but now, as he took in his stalwart proportions and recognized the strong young manhood which seemed to emanate from him, his eyes gleamed.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • On April 15, 1982, my father ended his radio news broadcast on WMAL, a stalwart in the Washington, D.C. market, with his traditional sign-off—"This is Wes Moore, thanks again, and we’ll talk next time"—as the on-air light faded to black.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Lovely girls; bright women, brown-haired, black-haired, and grey; youths; stalwart men and old; gentle born and peasant born; all red wine for La Guillotine, all daily brought into light from the dark cellars of the loathsome prisons, and carried to her through the streets to slake her devouring thirst.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Then Polypoites, ’ a man who stood his ground in battle, rose, then stalwart, sturdy-hearted Leonteus, then Aias Telamonios and Epeios moved into place.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • My party found a track-a wagon road for bringing wood down from the heights to town; and near the settlement they met a daughter of Antiphates the Laistrygon-a stalwart young girl taking her pail to Artakia, the fountain where these people go for water.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • As a stalwart Mormon high school junior, drilled ceaselessly about the dire catastrophe awaiting thosewho harbored impure thoughts, I had never kissed a boy, had never even considered that I might enjoy such an unclean thing, until literature opened my eyes.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • I can remember Miss Temple walking lightly and rapidly along our drooping line, her plaid cloak, which the frosty wind fluttered, gathered close about her, and encouraging us, by precept and example, to keep up our spirits, and march forward, as she said, "like stalwart soldiers."
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • —Decent little soul he was, Mr Power said to the stalwart back of long John Fanning ascending towards long John Fanning in the mirror.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • A call at Meg’s, and a refreshing sniff and sip at the Daisy and Demijohn, still further fortified her for the tete-a-tete, but when she saw a stalwart figure looming in the distance, she had a strong desire to turn about and run away.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • A tall and stalwart man reposes on a couch there.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The latter caught in a glance the dimensions of a very stalwart figure.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • To-day the best that a harassed Black Hawk merchant can hope for is to sell provisions and farm machinery and automobiles to the rich farms where that first crop of stalwart Bohemian and Scandinavian girls are now the mistresses.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • The blacksmith averaged the stalwart soldier with a glance, then went muttering away, rubbing his arm; the woman released the boy’s wrist reluctantly; the crowd eyed the stranger unlovingly, but prudently closed their mouths.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • Then another cart came by at the same pace, but the occupant of the throne was not old like the others, but a man stalwart and robust, and of a forbidding countenance, who as he came up said in a voice far hoarser and more devilish, "I am the enchanter Archelaus, the mortal enemy of Amadis of Gaul and all his kindred," and then passed on.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Years of letter-perfect performance, as many years of stalwart Party membership.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Two stalwart girls came down the library steps and out through one of the iron gates.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • After a fruitless struggle to get aboard a North-Western train at Chalk Farm—the engines of the trains that had loaded in the goods yard there ploughed through shrieking people, and a dozen stalwart men fought to keep the crowd from crushing the driver against his furnace—my brother emerged upon the Chalk Farm road, dodged across through a hurrying swarm of vehicles, and had the luck to be foremost in the sack of a cycle shop.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • "Not exactly stalwart, are you?" he said.
    Megan Whalen Turner  --  The Thief
  • Huge-headed, huge-chested, stalwart, calm, he was like an enormous case of the finest capacities.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Troy heard the dull determination in Boldwood’s voice, looked at his stalwart frame, then at the thick cudgel he carried in his hand.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • And a leading Federalist wrote with glee to the Washington party stalwarts, "He walks into State Street at the usual hour but seems totally unknown."
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Without absolutely expressing a doubt whether the stalwart Puritan had acted as a man of conscience and integrity throughout the proceedings which have been sketched, they, nevertheless, hinted that he was about to build his house over an unquiet grave.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • This was a departure from the days of decorous protest, and many of the old stalwarts of the ANC were to fade away in this new era of greater militancy.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • My, but you’re a handsome, stalwart fellow.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • But these Paul Farmers, they’ll drop out, and when they do, we stalwarts will still be here figuring out the best way to spend two dollars and twenty-seven cents per capita for health care.’
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Perhaps it is that high achievements demand some other unusual qualification besides an unusual desire for high prizes; perhaps it is that these stalwart gentlemen are rather indolent, their divinae particulum aurae being obstructed from soaring by a too hearty appetite.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • And then being supplied with a stalwart detective in plain clothes, he proceeded to Clyde’s room in Taylor Street, hoping against hope that he might find him there.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • Taking up the board that had lain in readiness one of them lowered it across the water, and the instant its further end touched the ground footsteps entered upon it, and there appeared from the shade a stalwart man with straps round his knees, a double-barrelled gun under his arm and some birds slung up behind him.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • "Ay, ay—construe us the story," said a burly Friar, who stood beside them, leaning on a pole that exhibited an appearance between a pilgrim’s staff and a quarter-staff, and probably acted as either when occasion served,—"Your story," said the stalwart churchman; "burn not daylight about it—we have short time to spare."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • …make them quite dangerous to pick up, then dolphinfish with brown backs striped in blue and edged in gold, handsome dorados, moonlike opahs that look like azure disks but which the sun’s rays turn into spots of silver, finally eight–meter swordfish from the genus Xiphias, swimming in schools, sporting yellowish sickle–shaped fins and six–foot broadswords, stalwart animals, plant eaters rather than fish eaters, obeying the tiniest signals from their females like henpecked husbands.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Miss Bea was a stalwart, corn-colored, laughing young woman, and she was bored by farm-work.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • They came at night, when the flickering camp-fires shone like vast unsteady stars along the black horizon: old men and thin, with gray and tufted hair; women with frightened eyes, dragging whimpering hungry children; men and girls, stalwart and gaunt,—a horde of starving vagabonds, homeless, helpless, and pitiable, in their dark distress.
    W. E. B. Du Bois  --  The Souls of Black Folk
  • Then may be seen Sir Leicester—invalided, bent, and almost blind, but of worthy presence yet—riding with a stalwart man beside him, constant to his bridle-rein.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Interesting, he thought, to discover his stalwart lieutenant had a phobia.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
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