guts

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n guts fortitude and determination "he didn't have the guts to try it"
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Quotations

  • Bear Bryant
    Bear Bryant
    “There's no substitute for guts.”
  • Robert H. Schuller
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    “It takes guts to get out of the ruts.”
  • Willie Shoemaker
    Willie Shoemaker
    “Anybody with a little guts and the desire to apply himself can make it, he can make anything he wants to make of himself.”
  • W. H. Auden
    W.%20H.%20Auden
    “The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.”
  • Willie Shoemaker
    Willie Shoemaker
    “I have always believed that anybody with a little guts and the desire to apply himself can make it, can make anything he wants to make of himself.”
  • Robert Heller
    Robert Heller
    “Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it's enough”

Idioms

Hate someone's guts - If you hate someone's guts, you really hate them, hate everything about them.
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Have the guts - Someone who has enough courage to do something has the guts to do it.
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Misery guts - A misery guts is a person who's always unhappy and tries to make others feel negative.
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Take guts - If something takes guts, it requires courage in the face of danger or great risk. It takes guts for firemen to enter a burning building to save someone.
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Usage

In literature:

The British ships of war continued under way, cruising in the Bay and Gut of Gibraltar.
"The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence" by A. T. Mahan
It is said to have been gutted at Berlin; and here it has been still more mangled.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The situation was as strained, as tautened, as is the gut of a snapping fiddle-string.
"Sally Bishop" by E. Temple Thurston
You're nothing but a pink-ear, a whey-faced baby without guts to stand the gaff.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
The museum had been gutted of almost every thing that was curious or precious.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Think of that, ye thin-gutted weavers of Manchester.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, Complete" by Various
They were attached to the shafts with strips of gut or tendon.
"The Runaway Skyscraper" by Murray Leinster
I am positive, I have a soul, so gut wie Sterne.
"Types of Weltschmerz in German Poetry" by Wilhelm Alfred Braun
So, if you blease, do me the kindness for to gut me a small slice of ham.
"The Great German Composers" by George T. Ferris
This thread when hardened appears similar to cat-gut.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
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In poetry:

Seven months among Mermaids and Devils and Sprites,
And Voices that howl in the cedars o'nights,
With further enchantments we underwent there.
Good Sirs, 'tis a tale to draw guts from a bear!
"The Coiner" by Rudyard Kipling
Hoechstes Gut! wer dich nur hat,
Dessen ungestoertes Leben--
Ach!--ich--gaehn--ich--werde matt--
Nun--so--magst du--mirs vergeben,
Dass ich dich nicht singen kann;
Du verhinderst mich ja dran.
"Lob Der Faulheit" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Resurrection to join this midge-dance
Of gutted and multiplied echoes of life in the latter sun?
Dead man, be quiet. A fool of a merchant, who'd sell good earth
And grass again to make modern flesh.
"No Resurrection" by Robinson Jeffers
Quoth RALPHO, Truly that is no
Hard matter for a man to do, That has but any guts in 's brains,
And cou'd believe it worth his pains;
But since you dare and urge me to it,
You'll find I've light enough to do it.
"Hudibras: Part 1 - Canto III" by Samuel Butler
Doch, kannst du deiner Wissenschaft,
Gelehrter Wolkenseher! trauen:
Wohl gut! so lass von ihrer Kraft
Mich stracks ein kleines Beispiel schauen.
Du sollst--du sollst mir prophezein:
Wird heuer ein gut Weinjahr sein?
"Die Wetterprophezeiung" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Da haben sich die Leiber zusammengeschlossen,
Selbst die Verwundeten haben geschossen.
Gut gezielt fiel Schuß auf Schuß. -
Das Blut tropfte rot auf den Almrosenbusch.
Und an der Brüstung mit heißem Blick
Da lehnte der Leutnant und blutete mit.
"Unsere Rauscher" by Anonymous European

In news:

Christie line item vetoes budget Gov Chris Christie gutted the state budget today using the line item veto.
President Obama can stop it, if has the guts to use the Voting Rights Act.
A grab bag of outtakes, unreleased tracks, demos, covers and song sketches, these recordings feel like a gut punch.
Supremes Gut Arizona Immigration Law.
4 medium-sized mackerel , gutted and heads removed.
A massive fire on Wednesday afternoon gutted the home.
A May 6, 1960, photograph shows workers demolishing the ruins of the Market House, which gutted by fire five months earlier.
In bright color twirls every Spanish dancer of wood, gut, brass and reed.
1 3-pound trout or two 1 1/2 pound trout, gutted and cleaned but with heads and tails on.
Woonsocket fire officials are on the scene Wednesday morning after an overnight fire gutted an office complex located at 385 Mendon Rd.
WOONSOCKET – Oil-soaked rags left behind by a painter have been blamed for causing an overnight fire Wednesday that gutted a medical office building on Mendon Road.
A STREET – The LDS Meeting House is being gutted of debris, mold and asbestos, all of which are, or were in plentiful supply there.
Gimmicky gut- and wallet-busting dishes and drinks that were invented during the city's boom years are now going belly-up in a lean economy.
Don't let emotions overrule gut instinct.
But how many NHL players have the guts to do what Howard Bloom is doing right now.
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In science:

M5 branes by leading to an astonishingly precise value for Newton’s Constant together with the usual GUT framework, cf. the last section).
Enlarging the Parameter Space of Heterotic M-Theory Flux Compactifications to Phenomenological Viability
We use a new view to the our reality which is presented by Guts-Deutsch multiverse.
Certain conclusions of Gordon decomposition
The mathematical model of Guts-Deutsch multiverse was presented in .
Certain conclusions of Gordon decomposition
Additional power corrections are expected, but cannot be computed without knowing the details of the complete theory in which the D dimensional theory is embedded (for example, extra-dimensional GUT).
Power corrections in models with extra dimensions
The generation of non-zero values of au and ad , in the framework of GUT’s could be interesting.
A Scaling Law for Quark Masses and the CKM matrix
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