intestinal fortitude


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intestinal fortitude

n.
Courage; endurance.
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intes′tinal for′titude


n.
courage; resoluteness; endurance; guts.
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It's a challenge, but keep in mind that black people had the intestinal fortitude to lead the world's greatest civil rights movement through some very dark days from 1865 to 1965.
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And for 86 minutes it seemed as though Liverpool, quite reasonably, would be content to simply prove their intestinal fortitude and dog out a goalless draw.
Our government (hope they're listening) should not offer a free pathway to citizenship for the illegals, should strengthen the borders, and should stop the freeloading, like other countries with intestinal fortitude have.
I hope not, because peacemaking needs that intestinal fortitude that faith in God sustains.
Most haven't shown the intestinal fortitude to join one of the armed forces and put their own lives on the line to protect their freedoms.
Any truly great champion has the intestinal fortitude to prove he or she is as good as they think they are.
What country, save the United States of America and Great Britain, has the power and intestinal fortitude to stand up to the terrorists?
So the intestinal fortitude Lennon has displayed by ignoring the bigots who booed him during Northern Ireland's 4-0 defeat at home to Norway 10 days ago was hardly a surprise.
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As East Asia emerges from the financial turmoil that rocked the region for more than two years, the question for the global trading village is: Do we have the intestinal fortitude to finish what we started?
As such, it speaks well of the intestinal fortitude of a people.