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I guess he just stayed there because he happened to light there and didn't have gumption enough to git out.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
This town is God's own country, and there's opportunity for anybody with a pound of energy and an ounce o' gumption.
THE TURMOILBOOTH TARKINGTON
"Other one has the gumption," said Sharon, casting a final rain of cigar ash upon the abused rug at his feet.
THE WRONG TWINHARRY LEON WILSON
Well, she's got more gumption than any one I've seen here so far—seems to take an interest in what she's doing.
SISTER CARRIETHEODORE DREISER
I only wonder that Chicago, with her accredited 'git' and 'gumption,' has not accepted my plan before.
Now a course of formal instruction in administrative gumption is one that no librarian with any gumption would attempt to give.
But no, he had too much gumption to undertake the stern-father racket.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN IRVIN S. (IRVIN SHREWSBURY) COBB
He had gathered to himself a plentiful supply of gumption—genius is all right, but if it comes to a slow-down gumption is better.
WAR AND THE WEIRDFORBES PHILLIPS
When there ain't a man in Marsden, let alone all the women, can hold a candle to her for gumption an' clear-headedness.
THE BRASS BOUND BOXEVELYN RAYMOND
Now you take a boy like him which he comes from decent, respectable family, Philip, and he's got real gumption.

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