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  • She suffered quietly, courageously, with a stoic acceptance of her illness.
  • 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.
  • Stewart, who prided himself on Being Fully in Touch with His Emotions, was the complete polar opposite of my stoic father.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • His face was a mask of granite stoicism.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom

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  • 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
  • She remained stoic and impassive—hard to read.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Skeeter keeps her eyes on the podium, her face stoic and unyielding.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • 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
  • 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
  • Of that imagined stoicism, that theoretical courage, not a trace was left.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World

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  • When she saw me, she immediately affected her normal thin-lipped, stoic expression.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • She said that she thought she was stoic and gave nothing away.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • He was tough, driven, stoic.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • 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
  • "The incident has been forgotten, sir," said Pritchard stoically.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Roy Lee kept a stoic silence.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • He preserved a stoical and cold attitude.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • 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
  • it could not be precisely translated into English—and it meant doing what one had to do quietly and with an entirely stoic demeanor.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • When I found out about him and Marian I felt some element of stoic surrender.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Allan returned to America, but he was haunted by the memories of those stoic peasant women.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • I’ll be fine," replied the stoic Agent.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • He bore it all stoically.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Luma stoically refused to acknowledge the equipment problems, at least to her players.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • These young heroes wait stoically and without complaint for their one true Wish to come along.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • "I hadn’t planned on it," I answered stoically.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Walk to Remember
  • A memorandum of the wager was at once drawn up and signed by the six parties, during which Phileas Fogg preserved a stoical composure.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • Others stare stoically ahead before walking toward town.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • The camerlegno seemed suddenly stoic.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • She glanced at Kyle’s face–which was more stoic than I was used to seeing it–and her voice turned sad.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • No wavering took place in his stoical audience.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • This was the dog who had stoically and silently allowed two-year-old Peter to ride him like a horse around the yard.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • But if his father was stoic, his mother wasn’t all that different, and he supposed that was the reason they’d stayed married as long as they had.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Gentlemen, already I seem to detect in our redheaded challenger a most unheroic decline of his TV-cowboy stoicism.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Instead, he tried to embrace a stoic, unfeeling faith...
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • I wrote of ... the grim determination of the stoic Southern law officers,
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • Captain Call, a Stoic, says nothing about this mishap
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • When he saw who it was, his eyes widened briefly, and then his face turned stoic.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • Her expression remained stoic as she appraised Max.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • ...then arranged my face to as stoic and unbothered an expression as I could manage.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • several stoic-faced boys
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • In the morning, he sits stoically as I clean the cuts, but digging the thorn from his paw brings on a round of those kitten mews.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • And then the normally stoic anchor added this:
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Certainly a Stoic would have smiled to see me at dinner.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • The church was packed with women in black, each one stoically suffering the three hours of the Crucifixion with the tortured Christ.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • he wondered what had happened on the drive to nerve Jotham to such stoicism.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • disregarding, with characteristic stoicism, the excitement and bustle around him,
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • "Now this next one here-" he indicated stoic Jim Kemper-"this one is not even a soldier, so watch him."
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • Only, good master, while we do admire
    This virtue and this moral discipline,
    Let’s be no stoics nor...
    William Shakespeare  --  The Taming of the Shrew
  • With measured stoic gestures she read...
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
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