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Definition strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
  • physical strength and mental fortitude
fortitude = strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
  • She has the fortitude to finish this project.
  • I pray for strength and fortitude.
  • I shall soon have need for all my fortitude, as I am on the point of separation from my own daughter.
    Jane Austen  --  Lady Susan
  • Though I never saw Narmonee in battle I will, from what I then observed, stake my life upon his courage and fortitude.
    Herman Melville  --  Typee
  • He bore with fortitude her Wait Till I Get You Home...
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • fortitude = strength of mind (that enables one to endure adversity)
  • This story is shared with the reader by a survivor, a man of extreme courage and fortitude.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • fortitude = strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity
  • We will have the Gifts of the Holy Ghost: Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety, the Fear of the Lord.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela's Ashes
  • fortitude = strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
  • "Then again," my mom said as the waiter left, "I doubt your father picked Heidi for her fortitude."
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • fortitude = strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
  • ...The king-becoming graces,
    As justice, verity, temperance, stableness,
    Bounty, perseverance, mercy, lowliness,
    Devotion, patience, courage, fortitude,
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • fortitude = strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
  • Thou wast that did preserve me. Thou didst smile,
    Infused with a fortitude from heaven,
    When I have deck'd the sea with drops full salt,
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • fortitude = strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
  • Our leaders are selected by their peers for their impeccable character, moral fortitude, and leadership skills.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • fortitude = strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
  • To prove I still had the fortitude to perform?
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • fortitude = strength that enables one to endure adversity with courage
  • Knowing this gave me a sense of calm, of control, as well as the fortitude I needed to go downstairs to dinner and whatever else was waiting for me.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • fortitude = strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
  • He admired the oxen persistence with which the last soldier in the column of thirty-nine marched, thinking that the boy represented so much good—fortitude, discipline, loyalty, self-control, courage, toughness.
    Tim O'Brien  --  Going After Cacciato
  • fortitude = strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
  • They designed merely to put his physical fortitude to the severest proofs it could endure, short of that extremity.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Next followed the thought that much of the future peace of mind enjoyable by the dear ones, depended on his quiet fortitude.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • As his body was unprotected, his sufferings must have been great; but his fortitude was superior to all.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • "I'm quite impressed with your fortitude.
    James A. Owen  --  Here, There be Dragons
  • Judges need great fortitude.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2

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