quitter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n quitter a person who gives up too easily
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Quitter A deliverer.
    • Quitter One who quits.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quitter One who quits.
    • n quitter A deliverer.
    • n quitter Matter flowing from a sore or wound.
    • n quitter In farriery, a fistulous wound upon the quarters or the heel of the coronet, caused by treads, pricks in shoeing, corns, or other injuries which produce suppuration at the coronet or within the foot.
    • n quitter Scoria of tin.
    • quitter To suppurate.
    • n quitter One who quits or gives up in the face of difficulties; one who has not the courage or determination to finish what he undertakes to do.
    • n quitter Specifically, a workman who has the habit of throwing up his job on slight pretenses.
    • n quitter A young male fur-seal, old enough to enter the breeding grounds toward the close of the season, but not strong enough and bold enough to hold his ground when disturbed: he therefore quits his place.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Quitter kwit′ėr a fistulous sore on the quarters or the heel of the coronet of a horse's hoof
    • v.i Quitter to suppurate
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Quotations

  • Samuel Fessenden
    Samuel Fessenden
    “God Almighty hates a quitter.”
  • Vince Lombardi
    Vince%20Lombardi
    “Winners never quit, and quitters never win.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A quitter never wins, and a winner never quits”

Idioms

Quitters never win; winners never quit - If you quit you will never get what you want, but if you keep trying you will find a way to get what you want. ('Quitters never win, winners never quit, but those who never win and never quit are idiots' is a variation accredited to Larry Kersten)
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Usage

In literature:

But Tim Garvey is no quitter; at least, I've never had that name.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
And it struck me that a girl who'd done what she had wa'n't any quitter.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
And I'm so glad I wasn't what Uncle Cliff calls a 'quitter.
"Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party" by C. E. Jacobs
She didn't want to be a quitter.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
You're lucky to have run into a bunch of quitters.
"Radio Boys Loyalty" by Wayne Whipple
We girls were so afraid you had turned 'quitters'!
"The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires" by Laura Dent Crane
She was not a slacker, not a quitter.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
There's no place on this team, my boy, for a quitter.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
You know they say, out in the great western country: 'God Almighty hates a quitter.
"The Mistress of Shenstone" by Florence L. Barclay
But he was no quitter.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Deep within him was a terrible feeling of sickness at the disaster that had overwhelmed him, but he did not intend to play the quitter.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
I hope you're not a quitter.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Anyway, I'm not going to be a quitter.
"Roy Blakeley's Camp on Wheels" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
I can see where your motto means a heap to you, but you're not a quitter anyway, Priscilla.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
A quitter has no chance with the sea.
"El Diablo" by Brayton Norton
We aren't quitters, are we, dad?
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
But neither of us was exactly what you might call a quitter, so we kept on.
"Bert Wilson on the Gridiron" by J. W. Duffield
You are not going to be a quitter.
"Out of the Depths" by Robert Ames Bennet
You're not a quitter, and it's wonderful what one can often do by just staying with a thing!
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
Are we quitters, yellow-bellied Mercutians to quit a pal?
"Slaves of Mercury" by Nat Schachner
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In news:

Be a conqueror , not a quitter.
Show me a winner and I'll show you a quitter.
What can you say about a public official who ridicules those who would take the "quitter's way out" -- as she faces reporters to announce that she's quitting.
Giving up is for quitters.
With lung cancer, quitters do better than smokers.
Punk band The Quitters run in Tough Mudder endurance event.
A Hater, Not a Quitter .
Cutler is not a quitter .
"I know Jay and one thing he's not is a quitter ," Hanie said Monday on "The Waddle & Silvy Show" on ESPN 1000.
Show me a winner and I'll show you a quitter .
Technology is the new choice of quitters.
Kicking the cigarette habit is difficult enough, but resisting the urge to light up in situations previously associated with smoking can be a quitter's downfall.
We are rearing a generation of quitters and individuals who forever cast themselves as victims.
Jets' defense forced to confront 'quitters' label.
Smoking is one of the rare things in life when it's OK to be a quitter.
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