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Fortitude meaning

fortitude - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. Power to resist attack; strength; firmness.
  2. 2. That strength or firmness of mind which enables a person to encounter danger with coolness and courage, or to bear pain or adversity without murmuring, depression, or despondency; passive courage; resolute endurance; firmness in confronting or bearing up against danger or enduring trouble.
  3. 3. Firmness of mind; resolute endurance.

fortitude - examples of usage

  1. They went downstairs together, the lady stepped into the shabby fly with a look of disdainful fortitude, her sunshade was given her, and with a wave of the hand to the girl at the gate she started off upon her great mission.
  2. Then he ventured: " I've heard- or read, I don't know which- that women have more real fortitude than men, and that they find a kind of moral support in an actual emergency that they wouldn't find in- mice." - "A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories", William D. Howells.
  3. A similar tenderness is found in union with the grave tones of Pacuvius and Accius, and in still greater measure with the fortitude of Lucretius and the majesty of Virgil. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
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