I. VOLITION IN GENERAL
1. Acts of volition
bottom, game, pluck, stamina, backbone, grit; indefatigability, indefatigableness; bulldog courage.
[Verbs] persevere, persist; hold on, hold out; die in the last ditch, be in at the death; stick to, cling to, adhere to; stick to one's text, keep on; keep to one's course, keep to one's ground, maintain one's course, maintain one's ground; go all lengths, go through fire and water; bear up, keep up, hold up; plod; stick to work (work) [more]; continue [more]; follow up; die in harness, die at one's post.
[Adjectives] persevering, constant; steady, steadfast; undeviating, unwavering, unfaltering, unswerving, unflinching, unsleeping, unflagging, undrooping; steady as time; unintermitting, unremitting; plodding; industrious [more]; strenuous [more]; pertinacious; persisting, persistent.
[Phrases] never say die; vestigia nulla retrorsum; aut vincer aut mori; la garde meurt et ne se rend pas; tout vient a temps pour qui sait attendre.