intestinal fortitude


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intestinal fortitude

n.
Courage; endurance.

intes′tinal for′titude


n.
courage; resoluteness; endurance; guts.
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The stick-to-itiveness and the intestinal fortitude," Durant said when asked what he most proud about.
As such, it speaks well of the intestinal fortitude of a people.
But intestinal fortitude gets you only so far at this level.
You have to have intestinal fortitude like a warrior, and I think you have to have pride," "American Ninja Warrior" host Akbar Gbajabiamila told International Business Times.
Volatility will remain a potential challenge to the intestinal fortitude of many investors and cause their emotions to become their portfolio's worst enemy," he writes.
Castro/Lau eked out a 21-19 win in Game 2, then proved their intestinal fortitude by taking the tiebreaker 11-10.
I knew he had the driver and the short game and the intestinal fortitude to be a world, world class player.
Doing requires courage, strength and intestinal fortitude, because doing can get us into trouble.
To pursue a project and prove-up a deposit not knowing what the future price of the natural resource requires knowledge, engineering skills, market intelligence and intestinal fortitude.
Yet no side leads this division at this late stage of a campaign without their own intestinal fortitude - and Middlesbrough were quick to show it.
And if you don't believe beyond yourself, how does anyone muster the intestinal fortitude to question their own beliefs?
I called out the two main players who started this nonsense--South African Airways and Emirates--and applauded the intestinal fortitude of Delta Airlines for essentially telling the anti-hunters to go pound sand.