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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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made of sterner stuff

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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Photo of keynote speaker Doug Sterner available upon request.
Sterner, a 6-foot, 209-pound left-handed pitcher, said the Reds had been in contact with him over the last few months.
Sterner reminds us that "life itself is one long practice session, an endless effort to refine the motions, both physical and mental, that compose our days.
The only way to root it out and prevent other people from behaving in the same way is to take sterner action, in the form of disciplinary action and I think an investigation should be conducted.
We look at other states for ideas, and we steal from them, and they steal from us," Sterner said.
The Proteas are expected to provide a much sterner examination for England than previous opponents New Zealand, who succumbed 2-0 earlier in the year.
DICK Roche can expect sterner resistance to the Lisbon Treaty from the Catholic Church after making mincemeat of Libertas' No campaign.
Having trounced Nomads 5-0 last week, Rhyl were expected to embarrass Jim Hackett's side again but Nomads were made of sterner stuff this time.
Earl looks to be a sterner test for him, despite coming off the back off a loss to rising star Michael Katsidis, when he was down twice in the first round.
Sterner oversaw the creation and operation of the White Oak Dance Project, 1989-2002, producing over 40 tours in more than 35 countries.
Sterner presents The Practicing Mind: Bringing Discipline and Focus Into Your Life, a guide to the concept of present moment awareness--something embraced as a vital part of a fulfilled life in Eastern cultures, yet relatively unknown in Western cultures.
Thank God, our fathers were made of sterner stuff than the namby-pamby cowards afoot today.
For example, in one passage he profiles Bashir Shaker, a religious Shiite who wonders whether, in the chaos of postwar Iraq, sterner, Islam-based punishment might be the best way to impose morality.
Bell's cubes, along with the work of California colleagues including Robert Irwin and James Turrell, offer softer gradations than Minimalism's seemingly inflexible profile, deploying natural light to inject perceptual poetics into what otherwise might be sterner stuff.
Facts, though sometimes buried, are made of sterner stuff.