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Usage examples for fortitude

  1. She bore herself with as much fortitude, apparently, as the men, although she knew that her fate would be the same as theirs. – In the Rocky Mountains by W. H. G. Kingston
  2. He had presumed too much upon his fortitude. – Romance by Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  3. Next Mrs. Sandford insisted on dressing Daisy as Fortitude. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  4. His favourite virtue was fortitude; it was on this that he now mainly valued himself. – Alice, or The Mysteries, Book II by Edward Bulwer Lytton
  5. He bore this misfortune with an unshaken fortitude, and indeed the treatment he met with from Mr. Dagg, the keeper of the prison, greatly softened the rigours of his confinement. – The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753),Vol. V. by Theophilus Cibber
  6. I have fortitude enough to determine to do my duty; yet I cannot raise my depressed spirits, or calm my trembling heart. – Mary Wollstonecraft by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  7. He envied her courage and fortitude, the calm assurance with which she seemed to face the world which was all about her and yet hidden from her sight. – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  8. But here the rack of suspense on which poor Cecile was lying became past endurance, the child's fortitude gave way. – The Children's Pilgrimage by L. T. Meade
  9. The attacks towards Paris have been held, and Paris, with admirable fortitude, makes little of the attentions of " Fat Bertha." – Mr. Punch's History of the Great War by Punch
  10. Try to keep your fortitude, for perhaps his welfare depends upon it." – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  11. But the hours told so on the aching boy, that for once he abandoned his own strict standard of fortitude, and his distress cried aloud to solitude, 'Diadyomene! – The Unknown Sea by Clemence Housman
  12. So, when I realized that I was by no means fit for this mode of life, that I had taken it up under compulsion and not of my own free will, nevertheless, as public opinion in these days regards it as a crime to break away from a mode of life once taken up, I had resolved to endure with fortitude this part of my unhappiness also- you know that I am in many things unfortunate. – Erasmus and the Age of Reformation by Johan Huizinga
  13. And plenty of trials, poor fellow, he had for his fortitude. – Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing by T. S. Arthur
  14. Every day increased her resolution to put an end to their suspense, and to accept their lot with such fortitude as they could command. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  15. One comfort, mine will break first; I have not his fortitude. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  16. You thought the Reverend Brother would not bear the mortification with as much fortitude as myself? – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  17. However, he is not even now allowed to live with them, for after this demonstration of his fortitude, his character is tried two years more, and if he appears to be worthy, they then admit him into the society. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  18. My songs of power prelude The march and battle of man's life, And for the suffering and the strife, I give him Fortitude! – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  19. At least I can listen with fortitude. – Indian Summer by William D. Howells
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