force of will

noun phrase

: ability to continue trying despite difficulties : determination
She succeeded by/through sheer force of will.

Examples of force of will in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Through some combination of faith in Trump’s most outlandish assertions and sheer force of will, these previously unknown players found an audience with some of the president’s most powerful allies and helped shape their scheme. Isaac Stanley-Becker, Anchorage Daily News, 19 Sep. 2023 Through this litany of problems and sheer force of will, Sweet persevered, determined to make something of her life. Diane Bell, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 June 2023 The same natural, intuitive clairvoyance that puts people at ease and the same powerful force of will. The Foretold Team, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2023 Jimmy Butler’s Herculean effort carries Heat Jimmy Butler nearly beat the essentially full-strength Bucks through sheer force of will. Jim Owczarski, Journal Sentinel, 24 Apr. 2023

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“Force of will.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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