Usage examples for sturdy

  1. Rising from the carpet, where she had been sitting, she planted her sturdy legs apart, folded her arms behind her and unflinchingly regarded her aunt. – Dorothy at Oak Knowe by Evelyn Raymond
  2. It was probably this to which that sturdy patriot, Samuel Adams, of Massachusetts, alluded, when he wrote to Richard Henry Lee, " I stumble at the threshold." – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  3. Had Mr. Barnum devoted himself to political life he would have made an excellent figure; for he had keen sagacity, vast and varied observations of human nature, and sturdy common sense. – The-Life-of-Phineas-T-Barnum by Benton, Joel
  4. But this sturdy self- respect on the part of the young girl- this resolute purpose not to enter a social circle where she would at least fear patronage and surprise at her presence- increased her friend's respect in the secrecy of her heart. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  5. " Tell Mr Richard I want to see him," said Tom; and the servant- girl smiled pleasantly at the fine, sturdy young fellow. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  6. They are naturally brave and sturdy lovers of liberty. – Stories and Legends of Travel and History, for Children by Grace Greenwood
  7. On galloped White Ann, with the straight, sturdy figure in the saddle. – The Heritage of the Hills by Arthur P. Hankins
  8. But the tankette, sturdy as it was, could not hope to protect him entirely. – The Barbarians by John Sentry
  9. Thus the White Horse at Westbury, in Wiltshire, is now a sturdy- looking little cob, quite up to date and altogether modern, very different from the old shape of the animal. – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  10. A sturdy middle- aged man named Brown- a common name, frequently associated with common sense- is having a rope fastened round his waist by one of the lifeboat crew named Jones- also a common name, not seldom associated with uncommon courage. – Battles with the Sea by R.M. Ballantyne
  11. At the bottom of the shaft they were accosted by a sturdy little man, who told them that a large piece of timber was being sent down the shaft, and it would be advisable to wait until it reached the bottom. – Deep Down, a Tale of the Cornish Mines by R.M. Ballantyne
  12. It opened after a while, and a serving- man appeared, a bow- legged, sturdy- looking fellow with a shock of black hair. – The Lady Of Blossholme by H. Rider Haggard
  13. Bellaal was a thick- set, sturdy boy of fourteen, with rather a savage disposition. – Ismailia by Samuel W. Baker
  14. The sailors and servants accordingly landed, and set to work with sturdy arms to haul them against the stream. – Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century by W. H. Davenport Adams
  15. Still, with sturdy fellows like the Goussot brothers.... – The Confessions of Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
  16. The sound of his sturdy blows betrayed the party's whereabouts so clearly that finally the older man could restrain himself no longer. – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  17. This again may have been due to the sturdy island pride of four good men knocked over by one. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  18. I remember him, later; he was an ugly, sturdy, practical lad, very different from his brother, and in his way, I imagine, a very fine fellow. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  19. In height he is half a head shorter than his brother, but rather more sturdy in build. – Danger! and Other Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle