grittiness


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grit·ty

 (grĭt′ē)
adj. grit·ti·er, grit·ti·est
1. Containing, covered with, or resembling grit.
2. Showing resolution and fortitude; plucky: a gritty decision.

grit′ti·ly adv.
grit′ti·ness n.
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Once past the rocks of emotion, they knew so well what to do, whom to send for; their hands were on all the ropes, they had grit as well as grittiness, and she valued grit enormously.
England hope Denly can channel the grittiness that saw him to a chancey half-century in the third Test and join Rory Burns in seeing off the new ball, while simultaneously freeing up Roy to go after the bowlers.
Quintessentially their sound is British, inspired by the two-tone movement of the late 70s and the grittiness of Sabbath-esq heavy metal, both of which hailed from the West Midlands.
Quintessentially their sound is a British one, inspired by the two-tone movement of the late 70s and the grittiness of Sabbathesq heavy metal, both of which hailed from the West Midlands.
Some readers will not like that the story depicts underage drinking and premarital sex behind the scenes; others might appreciate the dose of grittiness these elements lend to the love story.
The workouts are made up of challenging, goal-oriented tasks that, for some veterans, parallel the grittiness and discipline of basic training.
But Atlas showed their grittiness once again, closing out the half strongly to trim the deficit to five points, 39-34.
The harsh grittiness of the campaign mingles with the shadows of Buddhist folklore which may or may not be real.
He is clearly familiar with this realm and its quirky, passionate participants (he worked as a marketing writer at Comic-Con for years), and this knowledge imbibes Battle at the Comic Expo's events with a real-world grittiness and humor.
All three have that innocence, no-nonsense grittiness, cheeriness and down to earth realism.
He said: "I like the hustle and bustle of Hollywood, the wackiness, and the grittiness. It's great."