bloodied but unbowed


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bloodied but unbowed

  (literary)
harmed but not defeated by an unpleasant situation or competition I emerged bloodied but unbowed from my oral exam.
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Head coach Pearce - who played when Butcher famously played on bloodied but unbowed against Sweden - said: "I never cut my head open, don't worry about that.
Bloodied but unbowed, Oliver returned to the elementary school that featured pizza on the breakfast menu.
Bloodied but unbowed, the defiant defender returned heavily bandaged, and was clearly in pain during the second half.
The list -- veteran Claudio Reyna, bloodied but unbowed Brian McBride, Clint Dempsey -- went on, every one seeming to step us as the team's character and chemistry had been called into question.
Leicester Tigers centre Tom Youngs, his head in bandages, was bloodied but unbowed and when fresh limbs arrived in the front row, it was invariably England dominating forward play.
BLOODIED but unbowed, Robin van Persie took a decisive step in rebuilding his Arsenal career as he produced the late inspiration to seal his side's place in the FA Cup final.