Definition of courage
: mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty
Examples of courage in a Sentence
Sometimes when I debate whether to risk my individuality or conform, the memory of my son's picture brings me courage. —Sue Monk Kidd, Reader's Digest, August 1990
But as long as your courage holds out you may as well go right ahead making a fool of yourself. All brave men are fools. —Robert Frost, 17 Apr. 1915, in Selected Letters of Robert Frost, 1964
Eunice Kennedy Shriver … didn't buy into the propaganda of her day that women had to be soft and submissive. That took courage back then, because she grew up in a family that expected a lot from the boys and very little from the girls. —Maria Shriver, Time, 26 Oct. 2009
She has the courage to support unpopular causes.
It takes courage to stand up for your rights.
Recent Examples of courage from the Web
If the great state of California has the courage to take on the greed of the insurance companies and the drug companies, the rest of the country will follow.
For example, Gryffindors showed an unsurprisingly high statistical correlation with courage, while Hufflepuffs tended to score very high on humility.
Through his mother’s courage, Till was made available to Black people as an inspiration and warning.
The American system of checks and balances is only as strong as the leaders who have the character and courage to enforce them.
The main problem with the book is that its story is lopsided: in these pages, King has both the vision and the courage to pursue it in the face of all obstacles.
The proclamation recognized Davis' work in merging Edward Hospital and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare, her efforts to grow and innovate Edward Hospital and her courage and integrity for taking a personal stand against corruption.
But at least have the decency, honor, a little bit of courage.
The Lewises said the key to their professional success is the courage to get involved.
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Synonym Discussion of courage
COURAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of courage for English Language Learners
: the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous
COURAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of courage for Students
: the ability to meet danger and difficulties with firmness
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