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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STAMINA

Came a night at last when stamina and hope and grit won the long, long fight.

Every man of them was marked for courage and stamina and wild daring.

I stood him for two years altogether, and then I guess my stamina broke.

They just weren't used to it; they wouldn't have the stamina to take it.

The stamina are very numerous, and cut according to patterns.

Prepare the stamina from this piece of wax by snipping the proper number.

The review was evidence, at least, as to our number, stamina and equipment.

I have been looking for that sort of stamina in myself for weeks, but I haven't found it.

In every country, we must regard the peasantry as the sinews and stamina of the state.

The morale and stamina of the troops had been tried in every way.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, "rudiments or original elements of something," from Latin stamina "threads," plural of stamen (genitive staminis) "thread, warp" (see stamen). Sense of "power to resist or recover, strength, endurance" first recorded 1726 (originally plural), from earlier meaning "congenital vital capacities of a person or animal," also in part from Latin application to the threads spun by the Fates to determine the length and course of one's life, and partly from a figurative use of Latin stamen "the warp (of cloth)" on the notion of the warp as the "foundation" of a fabric.

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