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
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Jay took on one of the biggest challenges in broadcasting back in 2011 and through immense creativity, courage and determination has delivered magnificently.
Nonetheless, Tuesday night also revealed the courage of a stage actor of the old school, determined to continue with a show going so badly awry.
Words cannot measure the depth of their devotion, the purity of their love, or the totality of their courage.
Founder of the modern city of San Diego, 1867; first in civic vision; first in heroic adventure; first in courage and determination.
Carry yourself with courage my dear friends and do not let your size, shape, weight, or height be a factor of fear to your future endeavors!
Thankfully, two standout football players — Jacques Wilson of Hamilton and Antwone Williams of Dorsey — had the courage and support to run track at a time when people are lobbying for teenagers to specialize in one sport.
Their integrity and courage nevertheless provide hope, and Aslam writes with great sensitivity and depth about the ways human beings behave under almost unimaginable pressure.
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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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