a stout heart

a stout heart

Courage, nerves, determination, or resolve, especially in the face of adversity or hardship. Our team showed a stout heart last night, never giving in to the notion that our opponents couldn't be beaten. He faced the diagnosis with a stout heart and a stiff upper lip, vowing that he would fight the cancer until his very last breath.
See also: heart

a stout heart

courage or determination. literary
See also: heart
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In the national interest and their own personal interest the weak hearted, hypersensitive and those needing continuous medical attention are recommended to stay away from active politics, leaving the arena for the young and healthy and with a stout heart.
The inscription on the trophy reads: "In recognition of a clear eye, a stout heart, a steady hand, and a daring defiance of gravity and the law of averages."