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sto·ic

 (stō′ĭk)
n.
1. One who is seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain.
2. Stoic A member of an originally Greek school of philosophy, founded by Zeno of Citium about 308 bc, believing that God determined everything for the best and that virtue is sufficient for happiness. Its later Roman form advocated the calm acceptance of all occurrences as the unavoidable result of divine will or of the natural order.
adj. also sto·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by pleasure or pain; impassive: "stoic resignation in the face of hunger" (John F. Kennedy).
2. Stoic Of or relating to the Stoics or their philosophy.

[Middle English Stoic, a Stoic, from Latin Stōicus, from Greek Stōikos, from stoā (poikilē), (Painted) Porch, where Zeno taught; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

sto′i·cal·ly adv.
sto′i·cal·ness n.
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Adv.1.stoically - without emotion; in a stoic manner; "he stoically accepted all suffering"
Translations

stoically

[ˈstəʊɪklɪ] ADVestoicamente, impasiblemente

stoically

[ˈstəʊɪkəli] advstoïquement

stoically

[ˈstəʊɪklɪ] advstoicamente
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Stoically she bore the strokes of misery; her strong soul held her up against all woes; she worked with unfaltering hand beside her dying son, performed her household duties with marvellous activity, and sufficed for all.
She waited stoically. A moment later he stepped briskly from his dressing-room, and observed that if she wanted to buy more oysters he thought he knew where they could find a fishmonger's shop still open.
He tried to look stoically at the tavern, but his features would relax into a look of fondness.
"No," said he stoically, "I won't sell his old body.
She reflected stoically that everything decays, wears out, in this world; that the way of kindness should be made easy to the well disposed; that her daughter Winnie was a most devoted sister, and a very self- confident wife indeed.
When they let him out, he crept into that hole, and bore his remorse stoically. He would not go near anyone he knew.
"It don't make any difference if I don't get turned," replied Aurelia stoically. "If a woman of my age and the mother of a family hasn't got sense enough not to slip off haymows, she'd ought to suffer.
He walked from one end of the hall to the other, with the attitude of one who advances to charge an enemy, or to storm the breach of a beleaguered place, sometimes ejaculating to himself, sometimes addressing Athelstane, who stoutly and stoically awaited the issue of the adventure, digesting, in the meantime, with great composure, the liberal meal which he had made at noon, and not greatly interesting himself about the duration of his captivity, which he concluded, would, like all earthly evils, find an end in Heaven's good time.
And the seventy-five lusty cannibals clung stoically to their tree-perches, enduring the rain of missiles and snarling down promises of vengeance.
Yet he labored stoically on, never shirking, never grunting a hint of complaint.
It's humbling to watch Ibrahima cope so stoically with such an unbearably hard situation, as staff support him making the most important and impossible decision of his life.
It was harsh on Connah's Quay, who had battled stoically.