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mettle
used in The Awakening

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Definition
the courage to carry on
  • The cook, placed upon her mettle, served a delicious repast—a luscious tenderloin broiled a point.
    Chapter 24 (82% in)
  • His horses were full of mettle, and even a little unmanageable.
    Chapter 35 (82% in)

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