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"I marvelled at your courage in talking to her as you did," said Eudora.

A courage, moreover —the gambler's courage—that is typically American.

There are not many boys, or men, I think, that would have had the courage to act as you did.

Then you will understand, and understanding, you will admire his courage.

A pioneer is a brave fellow, with the courage of his own curiosity.

What courage was requisite to grapple with this giant difficulty!

Out of three brothers of us, you know, there was but one had courage to marry.

And the pinto, for all his courage, could not meet that handicap and beat it.

Let us renew our determination, our courage, and our strength.

They will test our courage, our devotion to duty, and our concept of liberty.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, from Old French corage (12c., Modern French courage) "heart, innermost feelings; temper," from Vulgar Latin *coraticum (source of Italian coraggio, Spanish coraje), from Latin cor "heart" (see heart) which remains a common metaphor for inner strength.

In Middle English, used broadly for "what is in one's mind or thoughts," hence "bravery," but also "wrath, pride, confidence, lustiness," or any sort of inclination. Replaced Old English ellen, which also meant "zeal, strength."

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