fighting spirit


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fighting spirit

A passion or zeal for doing something, even in the face of challenges. Well, the patient certainly has a fighting spirit, which makes me think she could survive this illness.
See also: fight, spirit

fighting ˈspirit

a feeling that you are ready to fight very hard for something or to try something difficult: Come on, don’t give up now! Where’s your fighting spirit?
See also: fight, spirit
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"And I wouldn't give a snap of my fingers for a man without fighting spirit," Saxon answered.
Thornton's doubt was strong in his face, but his fighting spirit was aroused--the fighting spirit that soars above odds, fails to recognize the impossible, and is deaf to all save the clamor for battle.
Here, in the whirlpool of European races, the Ugric tribe bore down from Iceland the fighting spirit which Thor and Wodin game them, which their Berserkers displayed to such fell intent on the seaboards of Europe, aye, and of Asia and Africa too, till the peoples thought that the werewolves themselves had come.
Standing at the beginning of British (and English) history, his name came to be applied to the whole of it, just as the first two Greek letters, alpha and beta, have given the name to the alphabet.] Laghamon was a humble parish priest in Worcestershire, and his thirty-two thousand half-lines, in which he imperfectly follows the Anglo-Saxon alliterative meter, are rather crude; though they are by no means dull, rather are often strong with the old-time Anglo-Saxon fighting spirit. In language also the poem is almost purely Saxon; occasionally it admits the French device of rime, but it is said to exhibit, all told, fewer than a hundred words of French origin.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lauded India's fighting spirit till the end against New Zealand in the first semi-final at the ICC Men's Cricket World at Old Trafford.
Great comeback propels Batang Pier to the top !-- -- MANILA, Philippines Wanting in manpower but not in fighting spirit, depleted NorthPort bravely clawed back from a 25-point deficit to score a pulsating 107-105 overtime squeaker over Rain or Shine and grab a share of the lead in the PBA Commissioner's Cup last night at the MOA Arena.
There was no fighting spirit and set batsmen got run out stupidly.
figure By DAVID KWALIMWA New AFC Leopards assistant coach Anthony 'Modo' Kimani says he aims to help manager Andre Casa Mbungo instil a fighting spirit in the team.
During these 3 months, he will infuse the philosophy behind free handed combat of Kang Duk Won, which leads to mental discipline and a fighting spirit essential in our entrepreneurship endeavours.
Jan Siewert's Terriers lost 2-1 to the Gunners at the John Smith's Stadium, but the German head coach was proud of his side's fighting spirit, which saw Huddersfield score their first goal at home since January 2.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has sent a congratulatory message to boxer Richard Commey for his 'fighting spirit and determination' in becoming world IBF lightweight champion after beating Russian Isa Chaniev on on Saturday night.
"So many people are saying great spirit, fighting spirit, and and I was happy with that response, and the result," he said.
'I'm happy with the way the team showed composure and fighting spirit,' said the 24-year-old Paat in Filipino after sending the Lifesavers to a 0-3 card.
The story/video is one of their many strategies targeted at breaking the cohesion and the fighting spirit of the troops.