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as in:  wish to increase stamina

Go had more stamina than I did, though.
Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  strength and energy over time
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stamina staminal
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  • Go had more stamina than I did, though.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Can’t run yet, but my pace and stamina have vastly improved.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • I needed to be sure of his temperament as much as his stamina.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • "You certainly have a lot of stamina," she said.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass

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  • Therefore we need only probe your knowledge and speed and stamina.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • Physical stamina is a component in leadership, even in the modern world, where it isn’t necessary to be able to harness an ox.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • "You’ve got more stamina than most of the guys from the team last year."
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • My legs are longer and I can take her in a sprint, but I have no stamina.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Elsewhere I have more stamina for these things, these acts of self-exposure; I could brazen them out.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • They could only shadow-travel a few hundred miles each night, resting during the day to let Nico recover; but even that required more stamina from Nico than Reyna would have thought possible.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus

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  • By June, his body was humming, capable of speed and stamina beyond anything he’d ever known.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • A puny child-no stamina.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Of course that could be because I’ve got an eighteen-year-old boyfriend with a stamina rune and she doesn’t.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • I was fine with all of those, but the one-and-a-half-mile run in that weather would have tested the stamina of a polar bear.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • I don’t know how the doctors have the stamina to keep up.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • We took it with every meal to calm the mind, give us stamina, and prevent fatal disease.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • They learned not only stamina.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • A Tegucigalpa elementary school principal told me that many of his students were so malnourished that they didn’t have the stamina to stand up for long at school rallies or to sing the national anthem.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • But stamina—that’s where they help, big-time.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • Being away from the fighting had weakened my stamina.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • You get good lines, perhaps, but no stamina.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Ordinary horses have the speed of them for short bursts,’ I acknowledged, ’but they can’t touch them for stamina.
    John Wyndham  --  The Chrysalids
  • He is a mule, a dead gasteropod, without vim or stamina, not worth a cracked kreutzer.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Your strength and stamina against mine.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • I didn’t have the stamina.
    Jack Gantos  --  Hole in My Life
  • There weren’t many white horses in the bucking strings, maybe because they weren’t supposed to have the fight, the stamina.
    Hal Borland  --  When the Legends Die
  • It won’t be much, but it will still reduce your stamina by a certain amount.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • And yet I will, so far as I have power in arms and legs, and stamina.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • It was true, he thought, that women had more stamina than men.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • How many vampires do you think have the stamina for immortality?
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • I marveled at her stamina.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • He was pushing himself too hard, and his stamina wasn’t half what it should have been.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • …of a defunct German tractor company and an award-winning shih-tzu dog; it’s a seaside resort in Poland, an advertising firm in Switzerland, a Danish boat where people gather to drink vodka and watch films, and a Marvel comic book character who appears in several online games: a seven-foot-tall, half-black, half-white goddess who’s part dead and part alive, with "immeasurable" intelligence, "superhuman" strength, "godlike" stamina and durability, and five hundred pounds of solid muscle.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Even at seventy-five, Gus Caldwell showed immense strength and incredible stamina.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • To travel long distances and quickly, cross-country in the dark, wasn’t just a matter of stamina, but also of experience.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • They’ve got stamina.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • I must say it took stamina; but I was a younger man then.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • I perceived pretty clearly that I had not the stamina either to resist what the captain chose to do to expel me, or to force myself upon Montgomery and his companion.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • I had several physically difficult solos in this ballet, and they required enormous stamina.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • Fang, Iggy, and I were holding steady, but we had mucho de stamina.
    James Patterson  --  School’s Out - Forever
  • Gogol knows now that his parents had lived their lives in America in spite of what was missing, with a stamina he fears he does not possess himself.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • With age there comes a paucity of stamina.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Her only child’s wedding—the culmination of all she had been, thought or done in this world—had dragged from her energy and stamina even she did not know she possessed.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula
  • But that only made me more certain that I had the stamina to tell him, face-to-face, what balancing the scales really meant.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • Although the assassin’s right arm was effectively immobilized, in sheer stamina Bourne knew he was no match for the younger, stronger man.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • He ground through twenty-four-hour endurance tests and "stamina runs," in which contestants looped up and down local roads until their beleaguered automobiles exploded or shed their wheels—the last one rolling was the winner.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • I don’t have any intention of abandoning the relationship, but I don’t have the stamina to serve indefinitely as his keeper, worrying about his safety while trying to be a columnist, husband and father.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • Once I had watched three juniors work on him for an hour, trying to break down his indefatigable stamina with a grueling, synchronized combination of running stairs, holding out an M-1 rifle,and pushups, but they never even began to crack Pig and eventually surrendered out of sheer boredom and a begrudging awe.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Anything that took stamina got him—six-day bike races, dance marathons, walkathons, flagpole sitting, continuous and world flights, long fasts by Gandhi or striking prisoners, people camping underground, buried alive and fed and breathing through a shaft—any miracles of endurance and effort, as if out of competition with cylinder walls or other machine materials that withstand steam, gases, and all inhuman pressure.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Milo, the serious-faced little burden bearer, was growing fast, and lacked stamina.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
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