Examples of courage in a Sentence
- 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
- 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
She has the courage to support unpopular causes.
It takes courage to stand up for your rights.
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Sir Winston Churchill, both the man and the bulldog, are symbols of courage and grit.
Such moments of courage, understanding, and love are not as easily measured as acts of hate.
Meanwhile, the Republican majorities in Congress have demonstrated little interest, or ability, or courage, to provide a check on his power.
Alarmed by the deficit implications of the tax bill, Stockman hoped Republicans would have the courage to pay for the tax cuts with spending reduction.
Dozens of patrons flock to Sardo’s during the week to grab a drink or two and summon the courage to sing their favorite song.
Our current administration does not, but the Yara [Shahidi]s and Amandla [Stenberg]s and Willow [Smith]s give me courage.
Play with Integrity, courage, honor, respect, loyalty, duty and a few others.
After the artistic courage shown by this company in 2016 — when a high proportion of the repertory was choreographically distinguished — this season was depressingly devoted to tedium.
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Synonymsbottle [British slang], bravery, courageousness, daring, daringness, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, gallantry, greatheartedness, guts, gutsiness, hardihood, heart, heroism, intestinal fortitude, intrepidity, intrepidness, moxie, nerve, pecker [chiefly British], prowess, stoutness, valor, virtue
Antonymscowardice, cowardliness, cravenness, dastardliness, poltroonery, spinelessness
Related Wordsbackbone, fiber, fortitude, grit, gumption, mettle, pluck, pluckiness, spunk, temper; determination, perseverance, resolution; endurance, stamina, stomach, tenacity; audacity, boldness, brazenness, cheek, cojones [slang], effrontery, gall, temerity
Near Antonymscold feet, faintheartedness, fearfulness, mousiness, timidity, timorousness; feebleness, softness, weakness; impotence, ineffectualness; hesitation, indecision, indecisiveness, irresolution
Synonym Discussion of courage
- the courage to support unpopular causes
- a challenge that will test your mettle
- her spirit was unbroken by failure
- the resolution of pioneer women
- held to their beliefs with great tenacity
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: the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous
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