[ US /ˈfɔɹtɪˌtud/ ]
[ UK /fˈɔːtɪtjˌuːd/ ]
  1. strength of mind that enables one to endure adversity with courage
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How To Use fortitude In A Sentence

  • With Spartan fortitude he had to squeeze his chilblained feet into wet socks and soggy boots frozen solid.
  • I thought I should have fainted; but a torrent of tears recalled the ebbing current of my heart, and I grew proud in fortitude, though humbled in self-love. Memoirs of Mary Robinson
  • I admire your fortitude, but there's a fine line between being a trouper and recklessness.
  • We're experts at turning a noble fiasco into a story about fortitude and stoicism.
  • On the contrary, they ask us to face them head on with courage, humour and fortitude. Times, Sunday Times
  • Now Israel and its leaders must boldly pursue its inherent, often unexpected, wisdom to dismiss with conviction and fortitude national leaders who demand their exilic state and to finally take its rightful place as the nation from whom other nations are inspired. Kevin Bermeister: The Neck And The Site Of The Temple
  • Her passing, after a long illness borne with true courage and fortitude, touched the hearts of all who knew her.
  • Acutely sensitive to vulnerability, he delineated unassertive fortitude with steady expertise. Times, Sunday Times
  • Past generations had much worse to deal with, but showed stoicism, forbearance and fortitude.
  • Most were young, hardy, physically fit, courageous, fearless, bold, endowed with fortitude and endurance, and ever ready for a fight.
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