Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The property or character of being tough, in any sense.
- n. uncountable The state of being tough
- n. physics, of a metal Resistance to fracture when stressed
- n. A formidable difficulty
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being tough.
- n. impressive difficulty
- n. enduring strength and energy
- n. the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to absorb considerable energy before cracking
- n. the property of being big and strong
“He spends the rest of his piece outlining what he calls the toughness gap, but what he has illustrated is in fact a decency gap.”
“Close with it, wrestle it: sheer obstinate toughness of muscle; but much more, what we call toughness of heart, which will mean persistence hopeful and even desperate, unsubduable patience, composed candid openness, clearness of mind: all this shall be”
“Close with it, wrestle it: sheer obstinate toughness of muscle; but much more, what we call toughness of heart, which will mean persistance hopeful and even desperate, unsubduable patience, composed candid openness, clearness of mind: all this shall be 'strength' in wrestling your dragon; the whole man's real strength is in this work, we shall get the measure of him here.”
“That kind of toughness is a big reason they lead the NHL with 33 points.”
“But as long as hard hits are part of the fabric of the game, a mark by which players 'toughness is measured, one rule change will not be enough.”
“But the people of Michigan are tough, too, and this toughness is reflected on the football field by the Lions.”
“There was always a certain toughness about him, a stony aloofness, a quality Uncle Merlin likes to call “flintiness.””
“Not only the way he played through the physical pain, but to have that mental toughness is completely admirable.”
“Clinton's so called toughness is divisive unless you are in her camp.”
“(AP) - The veteran Dallas Mavericks gave the Portland Trail Blazers a lesson in toughness and discipline.”
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