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
Often, they are exposed only when accusations become too numerous to ignore, as with Bill Cosby, or when a highly credible patient gets the courage to come forth.
Through those years of struggle in the church, Andrew was a bright light of courage, compassion, insight and humor.
Really, the entire episode was about friends taking the bull by the horns, and shaking every ounce of strength, will, tenacity, and courage out, in order to get Sara back.
Ryan’s parents express pride in his courage and gratitude for their community’s embrace.
Some seated at the communal tables required a little liquid courage before partaking in the latter, so out came the tamarind margaritas.
In Europe, Angela Merkel inspires respect for competence, not for courage; François Hollande struggles to convey authority; and David Cameron seems content to be an imitation of a prime minister, not the unyielding, decisive thing itself.
In an era of political assassinations and church bombings, Southern editorial writers who challenged segregation needed courage.
Gibson, and Mr. Chestnut for your courage and job well done!!!!
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Origin and Etymology of courage
Middle English corage, from Anglo-French curage, from quer, coer heart, from Latin cor — more at heart
First Known Use: 14th century
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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