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mettle
used in The Odyssey by Homer - (translated by: Butler)

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Definition
the courage to carry on
  • You are a fine, smart looking fellow; show your mettle, then, and make yourself a name in story.
    Book 1 (68% in)
  • You too, then—for you are a tall smart-looking fellow—show your mettle and make yourself a name in story.
    Book 3 (40% in)
  • Ulysses was glad when he saw her, and said to his son Telemachus, "Telemachus, now that you are about to fight in an engagement, which will show every man's mettle, be sure not to disgrace your ancestors, who were eminent for their strength and courage all the world over."
    Book 24 (93% in)

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