stamina

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n stamina enduring strength and energy
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Stamina stăm"ĭ*nȧ See Stamen.
    • Stamina The fixed, firm part of a body, which supports it or gives it strength and solidity; as, the bones are the stamina of animal bodies; the ligneous parts of trees are the stamina which constitute their strength.
    • Stamina The power of endurance; the ability to withstand fatigue, disease, deprivation, etc., and continue working.
    • Stamina Whatever constitutes the principal strength or support of anything; backbone; vigor; as, the stamina of a constitution or of life; the stamina of a State. "He succeeded to great captains who had sapped the whole stamina and resistance of the contest."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stamina Latin plural of stamen, sometimes used as a singular (see stamen, 3).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Stamina (prop. pl.), the principal strength of anything: the firm part of a body which supports the whole
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Quotations

  • Billie Burke
    Billie Burke
    “To survive there, you need the ambition of a Latin-American revolutionary, the ego of a grand opera tenor, and the physical stamina of a cow pony.”
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin%20D.%20Roosevelt
    “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough.”
  • John Major
    John Major
    “The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. stamen (pl. stamina)—stāre, to stand.

Usage

In literature:

He leads a very hard life, and is proud of his stamina and his pluck.
"Gipsy Life being an account of our Gipsies and their children" by George Smith
If you think I have so little self-respect, so little stamina," he said, fiercely, "you will find you have made a very great mistake.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
I haven't the stamina to take the field, and I can't be a runaway.
"Dr. Sevier" by George W. Cable
They may be willing, but they have not the same stamina.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The French, although small and light, are wiry and have very good stamina, especially in the matter of marching.
"The Note-Book of an Attache" by Eric Fisher Wood
Gluttony is the vice of men who have no stamina.
"Émile" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
Also they were possessed of remarkable stamina.
"The Terrible Answer" by Arthur G. Hill
You have stamina in you, and will force your way; but I want strength: the world will never hear of me.
"My Schools and Schoolmasters" by Hugh Miller
The white horse was showing the stamina that was in him.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
It took all the courage and stamina he possessed.
"The Instant of Now" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Not yet the equals of their mother in pulling strength, at eighteen months their wolf-blood had already given the puppies her stamina.
"The Whelps of the Wolf" by George Marsh
They haven't the stamina of older men.
"With Wolseley to Kumasi" by F.S. Brereton
It had been a terrible chase and they had saved our lives by their speed and stamina.
"The Frontier Boys in the Grand Canyon" by Wyn Roosevelt
They've no stamina, these Arabs, the least thing kills them.
"Pharos, The Egyptian" by Guy Newell Boothby
Men said his stamina was not equal to his brain; physicians, that he gave himself too much work and too little sleep.
"Beatrice Boville and Other Stories" by Ouida
But those miserable Italians have no stamina.
"The Celestial Omnibus and other Stories" by E. M. Forster
The first ten are determined by the number of the stamina.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
Great for the stamina.
"Syndrome" by Thomas Hoover
The problem was, he'd been a player longer than any of us, and he'd already demonstrated plenty of stamina.
"The Samurai Strategy" by Thomas Hoover
Where is its strength and stamina?
"Christmas Penny Readings" by George Manville Fenn
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In news:

Chilean miners' courage, stamina should remind all what's deep in each of us.
Zack Bruell's successful restaurants show that he has the skill and stamina to go the distance.
Looking out for OK. FDA recalls Stamina -RX.
News Sports TRAINING, STAMINA PAYING OFF FOR BRUINS CROSS COUNTRY.
Sun Shower Stamina Superfood Smoothie.
Older athletes put stamina to test.
A Showcase of Stamina to a Film's Score.
Where Iron Doses of Stamina Count.
Job demands experience in law, good listening skills and lots of stamina .
Cochrane wins with stamina and tenacity .
And if so, Newnan and East Coweta both would have reached the first summit last Friday with plenty of stamina remaining for the next climb .
Ever wonder how the press corps keeps their stamina as they trek from stump to stump with presidential hopefuls.
Fencing requires strength, stamina, flexibility and mental toughness.
It inspires strength, stamina and faith in better days to come.
It is vital to maintain the characteristics of joint stability and joint mobility throughout life regardless of your age or physical stamina.
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In science:

Others indicate that the flat foot exerts effects on velocity, stamina and/or balance [15, 16] while those possessing the high-arched foot are unsuitable sprint athletes .
Natural gaits of the non-pathological flat foot and high-arched foot
With some patience and stamina we went trough our computations, to finally realize that we couldn’t find an f2 for all values of n in this way.
On a conjecture of Hivert and Thi\'ery about Steenrod operators
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