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Definition strength and energy over time

Stamina can also be used to indicate the plural of stamen (the male reproductive organ of a flower)
  • He's got the stamina to take anything.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • Elsewhere I have more stamina for these things, these acts of self-exposure; I could brazen them out.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • 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
  • I had several physically difficult solos in this ballet, and they required enormous stamina.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • "I mean, you've got some pretty impressive stamina going for you."
    Nora Roberts  --  Blood Brothers
  • 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
  • How many vampires do you think have the stamina for immortality?
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Cooper ran for hours at this pace, exhibiting almost limitless stamina, before something went wrong.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • I must say it took stamina; but I was a younger man then.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • And yet I will, so far as I have power in arms and legs, and stamina.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • To build beyond myself, I must first tap all inner resources of stamina, of courage, of resolution within myself.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Over the course of the sort, I watch for pacing and patterns and I watch for stamina.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • Being away from the fighting had weakened my stamina.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • 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
  • "You certainly have a lot of stamina," she said.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • I needed to be sure of his temperament as much as his stamina.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • In all, it required the stamina of a god to bear the entire seven days of pleasure.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • 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
  • With age there comes a paucity of stamina.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Your strength and stamina against mine.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game

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