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"Well, it's what we call the truth anyway," John stoutly retorted.

Farewell, my best disputant More, and stoutly defend your Moriae.

I stoutly denied it, but things only went from bad to worse.

"If others can, we ought to be able to make it," Merritt said stoutly.

"She would," averred Barry stoutly, over the twinge of an inner qualm.

But Galusha stoutly maintained there was nothing ridiculous about it.

"More fool you, that's all I've got to say," replied Captain Perez stoutly.

"We never has to mind a bit of hungry," said Philip stoutly.

"You have given me but added reasons," he answered her stoutly.

"When I am cultured I'll be a night city editor; that's my ideal," said the youth, stoutly.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "proud, valiant, strong," from Old French estout "brave, fierce, proud," earlier estolt "strong," from West Germanic *stult- "proud, stately" (cf. Middle Low German stolt "stately, proud," German stolz "proud, haughty, arrogant, stately"), from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)). Meaning "strong in body, powerfully built" is attested from late 14c., but has been displaced by the (often euphemistic) meaning "thick-bodied, fat and large," which is first recorded 1804. Original sense preserved in stout-hearted (1550s).

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