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fortitude
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
  • As Oliver accompanied his master in most of his adult expeditions too, in order that he might acquire that equanimity of demeanour and full command of nerve which was essential to a finished undertaker, he had many opportunities of observing the beautiful resignation and fortitude with which some strong-minded people bear their trials and losses.
    Chapter 6 — Oliver, Being Goaded by the Taunts of Noah, Rouses into Action.... (10% in)
  • Most painful to me, and yet productive of lasting happiness, notwithstanding; for it will be happiness to know that I once held the high place in your regard which I now occupy, and every triumph you achieve in life will animate me with new fortitude and firmness.
    Chapter 35 — Containing the Unsatisfactory Result of Oliver's Adventure.... (77% in)
  • 'Nay,' returned the old gentlman, drawing her arm through his; 'you have more fortitude than this, I am sure.
    Chapter 51 — Affording an Explanation of More Mysteries than One.... (71% in)

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