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be made of sterner stuff

To be very strong, determined, or of uncompromising character, especially in comparison to others. Having to take care of both of us growing up, my brother George was made of sterner stuff as a kid than anyone else I knew. I can't believe you let us down at the last minute. I thought you were made of sterner stuff than that!
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There have been complaints this is too scary for a pre-watershed show, but we are made of sterner stuff Robert (Tom Bateman) thinks he has a cure, but Garson is sceptical (such a downer, that Garson).
FORGET Noah - these animal stowaways are made of sterner stuff.
But one thing he did not need to learn was that the 2013 Australians are made of sterner stuff than many others believed.
Whilst their American bosses may wish to patronise the American public with baby talk, we Brits are made of sterner stuff.
Finally the planners are proving they are made of sterner stuff.
But York waitresses are made of sterner stuff and she duly set off to carry out her duty.
But Bedworth are made of sterner stuff these days and far from folding they bounced back when Craig Civzessis scored three minutes later from the penalty spot after Lee Grant had handled inside the box.
We are made of sterner stuff than to find facial masks offensive.
Frankland are made of sterner stuff these days, however, and halved the deficit before the break through Trevor Davies.
The Charlton manager believes both men are made of sterner stuff than to allow a bit of pressure to waver their focus.
But Ambridge fans are made of sterner stuff than she may appreciate.
Facts, though sometimes buried, are made of sterner stuff.
supermen are made of sterner stuff, but the Florida National Guardsmen I covered in Iraq would have cringed at this sort of thing.
City got to this stage after knocking out TNS and Lokeren but Keegan believes Groclin are made of sterner stuff.
However, the new Penarth are made of sterner stuff, and they re-asserted themselves with a try by Darrell Howden for a final score of 31-10.