courage under fire


: bravery while being shot at or while being strongly criticized
awarded a medal for showing courage under fire.

Examples of courage under fire in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Zelensky’s courage under fire has been an inspiration for the world, and intelligence has proven pivotal to assisting Ukraine and rallying its allies since the war began. Amy Zegart, Foreign Affairs, 11 Oct. 2023 After making his mark with his grand entrance, O’Connor’s priest goes on to steal many more scenes by showing not just the courage of his convictions but also courage under fire. Malcolm Forbes, Washington Post, 27 Jan. 2023 In yet another example of courage under fire from the citizens of Ukraine, the country’s film critics have managed to hold the country’s first post-war awards ceremony. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Oct. 2022

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“Courage under fire.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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