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gutsy

Brave and bold. That intern sure is gutsy—she asked for a week off on her first day. Pulling the goalie with so much time left is a gutsy move, but if they tie the score, their coach will look like a genius.
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gutsy

(ˈgətsi)
mod. courageous; feisty. Ernie’s acting sort of gutsy today. What happened?
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The following next songs are undeniably difficult, such that the amateur belter would not dare to sing, but gutsier Filipinos have no fear.
It was a huge improvement on the display during a 4-0 defeat against Sheffield Steelers less than 24 hours earlier and coach Andrew Lord said: "That was one of the gutsier performances I've seen in a long time.
The Portland Breakfast, a gutsier, earthier cousin of the English classic, is particularly satisfying, while the delicate Honeybush (like South African rooibos only lighter), is wonderfully refreshing.
The 94bhp model is sweet and silent as it polishes off the 62mph sprint in a neat 10.9seconds and goes on to 113mph, while its gutsier brother carves more than a second and a half off the same exercise and has a max of 121, putting it into warm hatch territory.
While Charlize Theron's July thriller "Atomic Blonde" showcases a female hero like "Wonder Woman," audiences will receive a gutsier and edgier heroine.
Here are some ideas to unlock your potential from the inside out, allowing you to live gutsier at any age: Start with a gut check To be your best self and have the "guts" to tackle whatever lies ahead, get your gut in check and reap the glory.
In fact, Jericho's victory continues to be argued about to this day, since there are film buffs who feel that John Lloyd delivered the gutsier portrayal.
The Western Mail's Gail Cooper said in her review: "Christian Patterson is a scene-stealer as Touchstone, the elegant fool in his black and silver harlequin waistcoat, who becomes earthier and gutsier during his sojourn in the Forest of Arden."
Recommendation T O'Shea 1pt 7-4 bet365 R Thornton v M King Head-to-head: Thornton 7 King 8 Raymond van Barneveld ever so graciously folded in Mervyn King's presence on Monday night but don't expect a far gutsier Scotsman to do likewise.
Simply put, as the industry continues to shift underneath their feet, executives need a gutsier way of thinking.
"I'm not quite sure that Kane has realized what he has done just yet, but in terms of New Zealand cricket history it will go down as one of the gutsier innings, and one of the more gutsy fighting efforts on the last day against this sort of attack," Stuff.co.nz quoted McCullum, as saying.
The effects of this individualistic training can also be seen in the subtle but immediately noticeable change in the performance of dancers in companies such as Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet (New York), Cullberg Ballet (Sweden), or Hubbard Street (Chicago) in Naharin's pieces-where highly trained dancers step out of prescribed moves and offer gutsier, groovier, more exposed sides of themselves.--Ori J.
It is also very likely that Mailer saw reasons to praise Burroughs where he would have been reluctant to do so for Kerouac, that he recognized a gutsier and more cerebrated authorship and the promise of a more durable idealism.