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fortitude

 [for´tĭ-to̳d]
in bioethics, a virtue consisting of a firm, sustained, moral courage or patient endurance of misfortune, pain, or other difficulties. As in all the virtues, the emphasis is on sustainability, not on individual acts.
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The Ball of Fire burned fiercely for a time, and the voice said, "Bring me proof that the Wicked Witch is dead, and that moment I will give you courage.
Then I shall never have courage," declared the Lion.
I am an old man from another age and I love courage.
Then there was his admiration for Jerry's courage and that inexplicable something in him that prevented him crying out from the pain of the stick.
The immeasurable devotion which he laid at her feet, in the days that were yet to come--the unyielding courage which cheerfully accepted the sacrifice of himself when events demanded it at a later period of his life--struck root in him now.
The girl is doing what is best and most becoming in her position--and is doing it with a patience and courage wonderful to see.
The city will be courageous in virtue of a portion of herself which preserves under all circumstances that opinion about the nature of things to be feared and not to be feared in which our legislator educated them; and this is what you term courage.
And this sort of universal saving power of true opinion in conformity with law about real and false dangers I call and maintain to be courage, unless you disagree.
For moral courage is a worthless asset on this little floating world.
But one day will the solitude weary thee; one day will thy pride yield, and thy courage quail.
All the officers saluted her when the regiment marched by the balcony on which this brave woman stood, and waved them a cheer as they passed; and I daresay it was not from want of courage, but from a sense of female delicacy and propriety, that she refrained from leading the gallant--th personally into action.
I have hired a vessel and am occupied in collecting my sailors; those whom I have already engaged appear to be men on whom I can depend and are certainly possessed of dauntless courage.