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Definition a person who is loyal to their allegiance (especially in times of revolt);
or: having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships;
or: dependable;
or: used especially of persons
  • "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
  • Huge-headed, huge-chested, stalwart, calm, he was like an enormous case of the finest capacities.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Two stalwart girls came down the library steps and out through one of the iron gates.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • Helen and Theresa's voices seemed to perch like sandpipers on the stalwart breakwater that was Old Chao's.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • My husband remained stalwart, though was visibly shaken.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • 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
  • 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
  • Alba did not resent his mocking nickname for her; in fact, on more than one occasion she had fantasized about seducing the stalwart professor.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • 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
  • A tall and stalwart man reposes on a couch there.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Just see what they've done over there" (pointing to the two stalwart women).
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d'Urbervilles
  • The absentminded, fluff-haired little clergyman and his stalwart wife drifted into her memory.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • With war on the horizon, Rowan would face her greatest challenge; she needed stalwart volunteers, not halfhearted conscripts.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • It would have needed a very stalwart young woman in 1828 to disregard all those snubs and chidings and promises of prizes.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One's Own
  • "A stalwart boy, Ser Kevan Lannister's son, nephew to Lord Tywin and cousin to the queen.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • The latter caught in a glance the dimensions of a very stalwart figure.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • If Gondor, Boromir, has been a stalwart tower, we have played another part.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Henry Knox and Benjamin Lincoln, two stalwarts of 1776 and now of formidable political importance, came to talk.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • 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

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