intestinal fortitude


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intestinal fortitude

n.
Courage; endurance.

intes′tinal for′titude


n.
courage; resoluteness; endurance; guts.
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If it had been our useless footballers reduced to a trial of rectum and intestinal fortitude, of course they would have bottled it.
Pell) may not have the intestinal fortitude or the ability to see beyond his own vanity, but it's his ambition that got him there and it will take his humility to get him out of there,"Paul Tatchell, a victim of catholic church sex abuse, told the Royal Commission hearing on Thursday.
You have to have exceptional intestinal fortitude, Lass explained, because making this decision can mean flying in face of apparent short-term success and if you choose badly, you will lose your job.
Now the fun really begins for everyone who had the intestinal fortitude to weather a few storms along the way.
This requires some intestinal fortitude from legislators, especially in primaries where voters will want to know how the state budget ballooned so quickly.
To open up the 1993 statute and re-evaluate the concept of adequacy in the context of the needs of this century will demand considerable will on the part of the people of the commonwealth and considerable intestinal fortitude on the part of those whom we elect and appoint to conduct our business.
Now what is literal is no longer couched in the mythological--/ Cellini's bronze pillow has been reforged into a soft allegory / lauding corporate frenzy and the intestinal fortitude of the masses, / steeped in blood and bloodless in spirit
And that he took the decision to do so quickly and decisively shows that he is a leader who has the mettle and intestinal fortitude to made hard -- and right -- decisions.
He won a bronze medal at the Olympics but I think he got that off intestinal fortitude, not from skill.
This work was supported by a grant from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency as part of the Intestinal Fortitude Program, which investigates how to help people obtain more energy from fiber.
There was so much pressure on Wales after last week's home defeat to Ireland so you can only be praiseworthy of the Welsh players' intestinal fortitude.
But who will have the intestinal fortitude to build the needed groundswell of support, amongst African football's right-thinking people, in order to bring it out of this deep, dark tunnel of despair?