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
References in classic literature ?
why, we wouldn't be here to-day if it wasn't for the fighting spirit of our people before us.
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.
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.
unexpected tend to rally find some spirit to get through When the unexpected hits us, we tend to rally round and find some fighting spirit to get us through.
I thought we played well in the first half but in the second we seemed to drop our fighting spirit and I don't know what happened.
Sablan said those errors would be easily fixed if UST had enough maturity that would complement its fighting spirit.
RONALD Koeman praised Everton's fighting spirit at the Etihad but insisted it must now become par for the course if they want to compete with the best.
His parents believe the fighting spirit Conor showed as a baby has helped him excel throughout his life.
Of course, it all came down to two big teams, Al Ahli and Al Ain, and it was our fighting spirit that eventually saw us through.
Magath was damning in his verdict of his side's performance, accusing his players of lacking fighting spirit and being overwhelmed with nerves on such a big occasion.
Captain Amritraj lauds India's fighting spirit after Davis Cup win
SARL Fighting Spirit, top distributor of combat sports television shows worldwide, declared it has entered into a global strategic collaboration with the U.
London, Oct 4 ( ANI ): Arsenal player Mathieu Flamini has said that he believes the club's new-found fighting spirit can help them churn up some good, surprise performances this season.