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Word: mettle

Definition: courage (to continue bravely in spite of difficulties); spirit; ADJ. mettlesome


Sentences Containing 'mettle'

"Tested Mettle" exposed new failures in military leadership, including the bureaucratic confiscation of a wounded soldier’s wheelchair and reservists losing their pay as soon as they were hospitalized with injuries.
"Tested Mettle: Canada's Peacekeepers" (1998).
All this will sound very trite to students of any mettle, but there are large numbers who waste no end of time working in a purely mechanical, lifeless way, and with their minds anywhere but concentrated upon the work before them.
But tell me, as thou livest, hast thou seen a more valiant knight than I in all the known world; hast thou read in history of any who has or had higher mettle in attack, more spirit in maintaining it, more dexterity in wounding or skill in overthrowing?"
Experimental in its sound, yet very mainstream in appeal. Vishal Bhardwaj has proved his mettle yet again."
Other neighboring states decided to test the mettle of Minkhaung.
Rumnique Nannar of Bollyspice gave the soundtrack 3 out of 5 stars stating: "Teri Meri Kahaani is definitely one of the better albums by Sajid and Wajid where they prove their mettle outside of masala soundtracks.
The debut publication from Esprit de Corps Books, "Tested Mettle" was intended to be the companion piece to Scott Taylor's "Tarnished Brass: Crime and Corruption in the Canadian Military" but was unable to secure a publisher.
The Yanguesans, seeing themselves assaulted by only two men while they were so many, betook themselves to their stakes, and driving the two into the middle they began to lay on with great zeal and energy; in fact, at the second blow they brought Sancho to the ground, and Don Quixote fared the same way, all his skill and high mettle availing him nothing, and fate willed it that he should fall at the feet of Rocinante, who had not yet risen; whereby it may be seen how furiously stakes can pound in angry boorish hands.
This amounts to a standing authorization for Latino gang members to prove their mettle by terrorizing or even murdering any blacks sighted in a neighborhood claimed by a gang loyal to the Mexican Mafia.
Thom Jurek of Allmusic compared the song's intro to "Walking in Memphis" by Marc Cohn, and said that it "shows Proctor's mettle as a lyricist[…]the conviction in the grain of her voice brings to bear all the weight placed on the protagonists' decision.

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