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gutsy

(ˈgətsi)
mod. courageous; feisty. Ernie’s acting sort of gutsy today. What happened?
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As Michelle Pfeiffer gutsily pointed out at the Seventeenth Annual Women in Film luncheon, major movies have been valuing heroines for rather different assets these days.
That's not to say there is no talent in the back division as Scott Smith and Adam Whiteman both promise more, Sam Bastock played gutsily all season and in the few games he played Jon Critchlow showed his class.
AMONG the vanquished Brown Panther was a hugely admirable second, given that he was the first to be niggled at in the race and responded really gutsily to Kieren Fallon's won't-take-no-for-an answer ride.
But Allardyce will argue his side deserved at least a draw after battling so gutsily once Nakata had gone off.
The downbeat ending gutsily eschews boys' own fantasies in favour of darker twists.
Moore's match-turning leveller, then followed by Thomas Gaardsoe's late winner, was another 'result' gutsily dug out by a Baggies side who have this season taken the concept of winning when playing badly to a new art form.
Midway through the first round a big left to the side of the head rocked the huge American and although Long, gutsily and somewhat naively tried to fight back, he was floundering.
He batted gutsily through the early part of the series and picked up wickets when he did get a rare bowling opportunity.
He was again untidy over the last but stuck on gutsily up the hill to score by a neck with Richard Johnson understandably beaming fit to burst as he pulled up at the top of the course.
Awful misjudgment for Charlton second but didn't let it break him and recovered gutsily.
But she bounced back this Wimbledon before gutsily going out to American ace Jennifer Capriati in the second round.
The visitors responded well, though as former Wolves man Graham Ward, having lost the ball to Mark Kennedy, gutsily won it back off him and panicked his fellow Irishman into conceding a free-kick.
Trailing 9-5 he gutsily fought back and was just one black from a 147 maximum in the 15th frame.
And, when Brown, who had injured his calf late on the night before, came in to bat with Ian Bell as his runner yesterday morning to gutsily help his side add a further 107 runs to their overnight 342 for six, things looked grimmer still for the men from Manchester.
During the bash, Vanessa gutsily climbed on stage with Keith Chegwin to sing and dance live in front of hundreds of guests.