manfully


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man·ful

 (măn′fəl)
adj.
Having or showing characteristics traditionally associated with masculinity, such as courage or reserve.

man′ful·ly adv.
man′ful·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.manfully - in a manful mannermanfully - in a manful manner; with qualities thought to befit a man; "having said her say Peggy manfully shouldered her burden and prepared to break up yet another home"
unmanfully, unmanly - without qualities thought to befit a man

manfully

Translations

manfully

[ˈmænfəlɪ] ADVvalientemente, resueltamente

manfully

[ˈmænfəli] adv [try, cope, persevere] → vaillamment

manfully

[ˈmænfəlɪ] advcoraggiosamente, valorosamente
References in classic literature ?
He hesitated, took up his position at the wicket, and then came to me manfully. "I am a cad," he said in distress, "for when the ball was in the air I prayed." He had prayed that I should miss the catch, and as I think I have already told you, it is considered unfair in the Gardens to pray for victory.
When at last we were really alone, I turned and looked at Nicolete striding manfully at my side, just to make sure that it was really true.
And, perhaps, if the god-driver had an ungovernable desire to step down, put up his flame-colored fists and manfully dispute the right of way, he would have probably been immediately opposed by a scowling mortal with two sets of very hard knuckles.
You can bear sorrow manfully, as well as act manfully.
John Brooke did his duty manfully for a year, got wounded, was sent home, and not allowed to return.
He had no whip, which seemed to trouble him; but my pace soon cured that difficulty, and he found the best thing he could do was to stick to the saddle and hold me in, which he did manfully. I shook him as little as I could help, but once or twice on the rough ground he called out, "Steady!
But the Prince lied manfully, and swore he had never looked up from his work for a moment.
In this way they struggled forward, manfully braving difficulties and dangers, until they came to where the bed of the river was narrowed to a mere chasm, with perpendicular walls of rock that defied all further progress.
But we struggled against them manfully, well knowing our only hope lay in advancing.
The coachman, too, with the blood still streaming from his nose, tugged and toiled most manfully, dreading, doubtless, that the next blow might break his head.
"Whatever happens to you," he said, "you must bear it all manfully if you have firmly resolved to join our Brotherhood." (Pierre nodded affirmatively.) "When you hear a knock at the door, you will uncover your eyes," added Willarski.
They were no longer able to hope that they would walk it manfully, for the capacity to think had gone from them; they could stare and shiver only.