stalwartness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stalwartness the property of being strong and resolute
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Stalwartness The quality of being stalwart.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stalwartness Stalwart character or quality; sturdiness; stoutness; strength.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stalwartness —(arch.) Stal′worthiness
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. stalworth—A.S. stæl-wyrthe, serviceable. Prob. stathol,foundation, weorth, good, worth.

Usage

In literature:

Keep her from settin' on the Conference, and all other tottlin' eminences, fitted only for man's stalwart strength.
"Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 1." by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
Keep her from settin' on the Conference, and all other tottlin' eminences, fitted only for man's stalwart strength.
"Samantha Among the Brethren, Complete" by Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)
One old man was stalwart and ruddy, with a cordial eye and a handsome, smooth-shaven, big face.
"The Gentleman From Indiana" by Booth Tarkington
But a stalwart figure, a red bandage around the head, rose up and confronted him.
"The Rock of Chickamauga" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It was a stiff ride on to overtake the stalwart yeomen of our regiment, which we did not far from a point opposite the upper Canajoharie Castle.
"In the Valley" by Harold Frederic
Another voice, stalwart, elated, cut through it like a sword.
"The Cavalier" by George Washington Cable
Three minutes in which he must reduce this stalwart fellow to a trembling, nervous wreck.
"Gunman's Reckoning" by Max Brand
Fortyscore they were in all, as stalwart a band of yeomen as could be found in all the wide world.
"The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood" by Howard Pyle
She saw his stalwart form down through the summer haze, coming with his springy stride through the wheat.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
I have four stalwart boys, and you remind me of the youngest.
"Beautiful Joe" by by Marshall Saunders
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In poetry:

And stalwart men are dumb with grief,
And sorrow pales the sternest cheek,
While gentler women find relief,
In tears—more eloquent than speech.
"On The Death Of Miss Mary Hayes" by David John Scott
Auld Scotlan's stout an' stalwart sons,
An' bonnie lasses gather'd there,
An' mithers douce, wi' restless bairns,
Auld men an' wives wi' siller hair.
""Bothwell Brig"" by Janet Hamilton
Flow on, dull river! Thy heedless wave,
As it echoes shouts of gladness,
Bears forms as stalwart, and hearts as brave,
As his whom we mourn in sadness.
"In Memoriam G. A. P." by E W Bowling
I ask of thee shelter from lawless harm,
Food—raiment—and promise thee now,
In return, the toil of a stalwart arm,
And the sweat of an honest brow.
"The Emigrant’s Address To America" by Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon
England the free is Europe's deliverer,
Standing the stalwart warder of Liberty;
For Englishmen know how to use it,--
Englishmen only will not abuse it!
"Freedom (In Alcaics.)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Last year when the April days were fair,
And the harvest fields were ploughed and sown,
Two stalwart boys took each his share,
But now our father toils alone.
"In War Time" by Kate Seymour Maclean

In news:

5 horror stalwarts board genre sequel.
Vipers Stalwart Asumnu Named D-League Player Of The Week.
Once a GOP Stalwart , Va. Now a Real Battleground.
McCaskill's Mother, A Stalwart Missouri Democrat, Dies At 84.
Hamilton County courthouse misses stalwart tree (with video).
Park bench dedicated to Republican stalwart Terhes.
Luetge bucks odds to become bullpen stalwart .
Martha Stewart's Big Move From TV Star to Web Stalwart .
Muppet stalwart Jerry Nelson dies at 78.
The Nationals' power-hitting, defensive stalwart .
Reitzel a stalwart of Republican campaigns.
Newspaper stalwart Carolyn B Tyler dead at age 77.
GOP upstart defeats party stalwart for national political seat.
A Stalwart Conservative Looks at the Supreme Court and Sees a Majority of Mediocrity.
Jesse Sapolu played 15 years for the 49ers (1983-97) and in that time the stalwart center and guard won four Super Bowls and went to two Pro Bowls.
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