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fortitude
used in 1776

3 uses
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Definition
strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
  • Johnstone praised the people of New England for their courage and fortitude.
    p. 15.9
  • I hope we shall be taught to copy his example and to prefer the love of liberty in this time of public danger to all the soft pleasures of domestic life and support ourselves with manly fortitude amidst all the dangers and hardships that attend a state of war.
    p. 44.1
  • By perseverance and fortitude we have the prospect of a glorious issue.
    p. 263.1

There are no more uses of "fortitude" in 1776.

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